Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The AJC says the projected windfall was discovered over the weekend.
It appears that DeKalb county schools' budget for next year may be looking up. According to an AJC article, DeKalb school officials this past weekend came across $21 million in previously overlooked revenue - news that interim school superintendent Michael Thurmond shared with "stunned" school board members Monday. Thurmond also said another $7 million in unaccounted revenue in the current fiscal year was discovered, the AJC reports. The district still needs to chip away at $15 million in deficit spending from a few years back, according to the AJC. Thurmond said he would go over the findings again prior to proposing 2014's budget, which must get the nod from the school board before July, the report states.
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, April 30, 2013
Board members and parents will gather at 6:30 p.m. in Stone Mountain.
The DeKalb County Board of Education will participate in a Meet and Greet with the public today, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Redan High School, 5247 Redan Road in Stone Mountain. An announcement Monday said the gathering is "in keeping with the State of Georgia's Open Meetings Act" and added, "while a quorum of Board members will be present, no action will be taken." The meeting is being hosted by the South DeKalb Parent Council.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
DeKalb schools' interim superintendent holds his first meeting.
Newly-appointed interim school superintendent Michael Thurmond wasted no time on Monday night as he held his first meeting with board members at the district's Stone Mountain headquarters. “I do not have a magic wand,” Thurmond said, "but every day we will come with one goal in mind: to become better and to inspire and educate our children.” He joins the DeKalb School District at a difficult time - his predecessor's sudden departure, probation from SACS, and a continuing struggle to maintain accreditation. Thurmond promised to restore the reputation of DeKalb's schools, according to the AJC. The nine-member school board, some of whom have only been on the job about a month, is hoping to avoid being removed by Governor Nathan Deal. Parent …