Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Throwback Thursday: September 2010 - DeKalb Board of Education Members Reprimanded for Their Behavior


"We expect members of the Board to comport themselves in a manner that reflects well on the Board of Education and sets an example for our students at all times". 


Let's take a little trip back in time....


The following reprimand was issued to former DCSD BOE Member Zephora Roberts at the September 7th, 2010 DeKalb County Board of Education Meeting:





The following reprimand was issued to former DCSD BOE Member Sarah Copelin-Wood at the September 13, 2010 Board of Education Meeting: 



There is also this comment from the SACS report of December 2012.  This report outlines the decision behind placing DCSD on Academic Probation:  https://www.scribd.com/document/117843407/SACS-Public-Report-on-DeKalb-County-School-System-2012-Probation



Question:  Do these same standards apply to District 1 Board of Education member Stan Jester and his blog posts? Or do we allow BOE members to refer to students as "alt-left morons", (one can find the false accusations and massive over-reaction to the DHS Cheerleading "non-story" without resorting to juvenile name-calling), or to berate parents, community members, teachers and school staff?  Or allow lies and rumors propogated on his blog to spread unchecked?

From the DeKalb County School District Board of Education Handbook: http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/documents/board-of-education/board-member-handbook-(2016-2017).pdf



Dr. Green, are you accepting of a sitting Board of Education member attacking DCSD employees? Will you support and stand up for your employees or will you be silent?  

From the DeKalb County School District Board of Education Handbook:
http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/documents/board-of-education/board-member-handbook-(2016-2017).pdf




As for Stan Jester's fellow Board of Education members, will you stand by and say nothing?  By allowing Stan's behavior to go unchecked, you are complicit in his behavior.  

A previous BOE member, Sarah Copelin-Wood, was reprimanded for just the type of behavior that Stan is cultivating on his blog - publically criticizing school district employees.  District 1 constituents are appalled at the recent attack on PCMS teachers, administrators and parent volunteers.  

I do not have a "horse in this race", other than to support those in my community who have been/are victims of Stan Jester's bullying tactics.  A few thoughts.  Stan Jester is not up for re-election until 2020.  Are the constituents of District 1, especially those in the Dunwoody school cluster, willing to put up with his behavior for 3 more years?  The options are few, but they do exist:


1.  Form a grass-roots effort to demand his resignation from the Board of Education;
2.  Put forth the effort needed to initiate a recall effort.

Three years is a long time to keep looking over your shoulder, afraid you may be the next individual to incur Stan's bullying and harassment.  

It's up to you as the stakeholders...Stan works for you.  Something he blatantly chooses to ignore.  

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