Tag Archives: Marshall Orson

Lawmaker: Board member appears to support ‘decimating’ DeKalb County School District

Lawmaker: Board member appears to support ‘decimating’ DeKalb County School District. CBS46 News Emails have been obtained between Board Rep Marshall Orson and the organizers of the annexation to Atlanta effort via an Open Records Request. “Orson’s emails reveal the … Continue reading

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Gov. Deal’s overhaul list of failing schools gets mixed reactions

“I believe the governor’s proposed plan is just in the exploratory phase, but we should hear it out,” said Orson. “We have to do something. Parents at failing schools in this district and across the state are eager to find the solution, whatever that may be. As more and more meetings pop up across the county and state on this issue, I expect them to be well attended by parents looking for answers.” Continue reading

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Marshall Orson speaks up on the Druid Hills annexation issue

From the FactChecker >> In the wake of the Druid Hills Cluster vote denying them their charter cluster, a subset of the cluster known as Together in Atlanta (TIA) has put together a petition to annex Druid Hills into Atlanta … Continue reading

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What’s happening these days at the DeKalb County School District?

We admit – we have been lying down on the job! As stated before, we all also work at ‘regular’ jobs and have all been very busy this fall. Forgive us. But our wonderful readers continue to send us news … Continue reading

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What’s a board member worth?

TO: DeKalb County Taxpayers and Voters RE: Hearsay about Marshall Orson’s performance as a board member In an editorial meeting today, we discussed that we simply cannot allow hearsay about Marshall Orson to go unchallenged. The hearsay repeated on DSW … Continue reading

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