Tag Archives: dekalb county school system

Please, Sir, May I Have Some More?*

The essentially miniscule 1% pay “increase” grandly announced by Thurmond is an insult. As Miss Daisy disgustedly declared in Driving Miss Daisy … “I think I may spit up.” Run the numbers. A 1% increase for a $60,000 salary is $600. $50 … Continue reading

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The April 16 ELPC meeting

From our Emails >> Today I attended the Emory-LaVista Parent Council meeting at Lakeside. Our superintendent , Mr. Thurmond, was the primary speaker. It was advertised as a state of the system update. It really did not follow that kind … Continue reading

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Tom Taylor presents study showing city schools are feasible

From the Dunwoody Crier The completion of a feasibility study for an independent school district in Dunwoody comes to a startling conclusion: Based on the current millage rate of the DeKalb County school system and the contributions of Dunwoody to … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Education, School Funding, Sen. Fran Millar | Tagged , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

RIP, Dr. Bachtel

University of Georgia professor Dr. Douglas Bachtel died Thursday, August 8, 2013. Dr. Bachtel also was the editor of the Georgia County Guide, among other publications, and a skilled researcher/demographer. You may be wondering what that means to you and/or … Continue reading

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Continue to ask the tough questions; the children are counting on you

Some questions to pose at the upcoming ELPC and Tucker meetings: Although it is encouraging that we have a new, albeit interim superintendent and a mostly new, albeit temporarily appointed Board of Education, there are still many reasons to stay … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Fraud & Corruption, Michael Thurmond, SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 26 Comments