Review of DeKalb Board of Education Meeting 7-1-13
Click here to review Stan Jester's review of the 7-1-13 DeKalb Board of Education Meeting.
Also, as part of the BOE meeting there was a presentation by Louis Erste of the GA Department of Education regarding Charter Schools/Systems. Please view the video, along with the Power Point Presentation, for some very good information. As was stated by a comment left below, the State is looking at, and expecting, Charter petitions which allow much more autonomy for the those entities requesting charter status. As we know in Dunwoody, our local conversion charters have operated at the "whim" of DCSS over the years, with little to no input on hiring, governance, etc. The time may be now for our community to gain control via a Charter Cluster until such time as we can, as a city, form our own School District.
Thanks to Stan Jester for providing the video and the Power Point Presentation!
Click here to view the Power Point Presentation.
Click here to view the companion video.
I'll add my own comment regarding the After-School Funds. Toward the end of the 6/26/13 BOE Called Meeting, DCSS CFO, Michael Bell made the comment that the school district would love to have that money if the BOE would allow. Well, thankfully, the BOE did not allow and kudos to BOE Representative David Campbell for insisting Dr. Bell be clear about how these After-School funds are being appropriated. In my opinion, Dr. Bell was being deliberately vague concerning these funds.