Tag Archives: Michael Thurmond

DeKalb County Commission happenings

Lots to tell on the county side of DeKalb government. After much arguing and debate, Lee May is finally stepping down from his 5th district commission seat. He had been holding two county positions (we are unsure if he was … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County, DeKalb County Commission, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia, Michael Thurmond, Nancy Jester | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

There is hope that the DeKalb school board may just find that right new leader

We will go out on a limb here and say that we are hopeful. We are hearing that the Board really is interviewing what may be several outstanding candidates for superintendent. We are at a watershed moment, in that this … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, DeKalb County, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Michael Thurmond, Superintendent Search | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

The Bridge: Has it filled a gap? No way to tell–nobody tracked it.

We here at DSW2 were wondering what ever happened to the Bridge Initiative and the Balanced Scorecard. Both of these things were brought back from the leadership’s big trip to Harvard in July of 2013 and are still linked on … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Crawford Lewis, DeKalb County, Friends-and-Family, Jim McMahan, Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Are Conversion Charter Schools Doomed in DeKalb County?

Reposted from ‘Dunwoody School Daze‘ blog >> Chamblee Charter High School has now joined other Conversion Charter schools (Peachtree MS, Kingsley ES, Chesnut ES) in requesting a Charter Term Extension due to the new rules the State BOE has put … Continue reading

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DeKalb School Board member’s pay withheld amid fight over background checks

School Board Stan Jester believes that nothing in state law requires him to submit to a background check conducted by DeKalb County Schools. Continue reading

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