Category Archives: Teacher Contracts

A most interesting discussion from the Feb 2, 2015 board meeting

Now, I know what a board is, and I’ve been a professional for many, many years. And I’m going to be respected and not disrespected. You can have the Jester grin – whatever you want, and be one – but not here today.
-Dr. Joyce Morley dressing down co-board member, Stan Jester Continue reading

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DeKalb School Board Meeting Monday, September 8: Tune In!

The DeKalb Board of Education will hold the following meetings on Monday, September 8, 2014: 2:00pm Work Session & Executive Session (adjourning for the purpose of discussing a legal matter) Cabinet Room Robert R. Freeman Administrative & Instructional Complex 1701 … Continue reading

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Converting McNair High School to a Start-Up Charter

[From Stan Jester’s Fact Checker blog] This evening at 5pm, the DeKalb Schools board will vote to approve converting Ronald McNair High School into a Start-Up Charter School over the next 6 years. As a start-up charter, DeKalb College & … Continue reading

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Update on the International Teachers contract

IN JUNE, we posted our concerns about two, one year contracts totaling over three million dollars for international teachers unanimously approved at the June board meeting. Not only did it stick in our craw that we are paying high fees … Continue reading

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Graduation improvement: One school’s sucess story for us to follow

Sent to us by Diane Benjamin T.C. Williams High School may be best known outside the Washington, D.C. area as the setting for the Denzel Washington movie Remember the Titans (ironically filmed here at the former Shamrock Middle School), but … Continue reading

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