Tag Archives: cityhood

Independent School District Update By State Rep. Tom Taylor

If passed, this would allow cities such as Dunwoody to form their own school systems, allowing much more focused local control of our education dollars and management of personnel and curriculum. Continue reading

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Superintendent Search Update

PROACT was hired as the superintendent search firm at the 12/17/2014 board meeting. PROACT gave an update at the 01/12/2015 board meeting. Since December, they have been working with DeKalb Schools Chief of Staff, Ramona Tyson, and her staff to identify key members of the community…
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Independent city schools — not this year

From the Dunwoody Crier >> Wait till next year. That is the status of the bill to allow new cities to create independent school districts. State Rep. Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) asked Monday that the bill not be moved from the … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Charter School, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County [GA] School System Retirees, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 19 Comments

Tucker’s BriarLake, GA

How’s that for a compromise? We at DeKalb School Watch are less interested in political nitpicking than we are in seeing successful new cities rise from the smoking ruins of a corrupt and failing DeKalb County [GA] government and school … Continue reading

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Could cities be DeKalb’s path to prosperity?

[Note:] We have decided to post this one blog post purely for the discussion of the cityhood movements as it presents both sides of the issues from prominent people in the discussion. Please keep comments on this topic in this … Continue reading

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