Tag Archives: Georgia Legislature

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

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The legislative session is in full gear

Stan Jester has posted a new Fact Checker, ‘DeKalb County School District – Legislative Priorities’ Hold on to your wallets because the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session started last week. The DeKalb Board of Education discussed the following legislative agenda items … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Thank You, Tom Taylor and Scott Holcomb!

Two of our DeKalb County representatives to the Georgia General Assembly have stepped up to provide DeKalb County residents with a much-needed hand concerning the DeKalb County Board of Education — and its upcoming hearing before the State Board of … Continue reading

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Charter school amendment passes handily

Hurrah! The AJC Get Schooled blog is reporting that “In a 58 to 42 percent vote, Georgians adopted a constitutional amendment yesterday that will put the state back in the business of approving charter schools over the objections of local … Continue reading

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Without Library Media Specialists, Students Thirsty for Knowledge Will Dehydrate

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: This is the link to the Board Schedule and webcasts: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/External-Affairs-and-Policy/State-Board-of-Education/Pages/Meetings-Minutes-and-Webcasts.aspx BTW, If you can go and get a chance to speak with them, Linda Zechmann, the board member from 1st District, worked as a middle school parapro, and … Continue reading

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