Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The plan for DeKalb's schools came out late Tuesday.
DeKalb County Schools Interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond unveiled a 90-day plan of action on Tuesday. Shortly after the plan went out, Patch met with Thurmond, who said: "Did you see the plan? Every day things get a little better, but every day you find something else that's wrong. It took years to get that way, and will take a while to fix." Dear DeKalb County School District Stakeholders, My first two months on the job have provided a unique opportunity for me to engage a cross section of DeKalb County School District (herein DCSD) stakeholders in open, honest and frank discussions. I have listened and learned. Now is the time for leadership. Working in partnership with Chairman Melvin Johnson and the members of the DeKalb County …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
District 6 school board member and board chairman Melvin Johnson issued a statement about the federal judge's decision Monday, paving the way for six new board members to be appointed.
DeKalb school board chairman and District 6 member Melvin Johnson released the following statement regarding Monday's decision by a federal judge against members of the board, which allows Gov. Nathan Deal to move forward with finding six new members: “I respect the judge's opinion, and appreciate the judge providing an opinion in a timely manner, because time is of the essence. It is essential that we have a governing board capable of meeting the needs of our administration, students, parents and taxpayers. Equally important is having a board in place to work with the administration on ensuring that the district regains full accreditation. I pledge my full and complete cooperation with the panel of citizens Gov. Nathan Deal has …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Johnson takes the seat formerly held by Thomas Bowen.
DeKalb Board of Education District 6 member Melvin Johnson was sworn in Monday afternoon (Jan. 7) at the school district's headquarters, along with other newly-elected members Marshall D. Orson and James "Jim" McMahan. Pamela Speaks, who was re-elected to her seat, was also sworn in Monday. Schools in District 6 include Stephenson and Stone Mountain high schools; Freedom, Stephenson and Stone Mountain middle schools, and Hambrick, E.L. Miller, Pine Ridge, Redan, Rock Chapel, Rockbridge, Shadow Rock, Stone Mill and Stone Mountain elementary schools and Wynbrooke Theme School.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Among the Aug. 21 runoff elections is the race for DeKalb school board's District 6 seat, which includes Stone Mountain schools.
Voters have until Friday, Aug. 17 to vote early in a handful of runoff elections, including the one for the DeKalb County Board of Education's District 6 seat, which includes Stone Mountain schools. Early voting takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Drive Voters Complex, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, in unincorporated Decatur. The District 6 school board race is down to Melvin Johnson and Denise McGill. Read about the District 6 race results from the primary in July. Plug in some basic voter information to find your poll location from DeKalb County's Voter Registration and Elections.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Melvin Johnson gets 39.36 percent of votes, Denise McGill, 30.13 percent.
It looks like a runoff is ahead for the DeKalb Board of Education District 6 seat. In the unofficial county results, Melvin Johnson got 4,973 votes, or 39.36 percent; Denise McGill received 3,807 votes, or 30.13 percent; Latasha Walker, 2,551 votes or 20.19 percent; and Terriyln Rivers-Cannon, 1,262 votes, or 9.99 percent in Tuesday's primary and early voting. Thomas Bowen did not seek re-election for his District 6 seat. As of posting time of this article, some 5,000 absentee ballots county-wide had yet to be counted. "It looks like I came in third, and I’m proud of that," Walker said early Wednesday morning. "I knew I had a short time to do what I needed to do. I have to focus on the positives and not the negatives. When I knew I was …