The meeting to discuss the DeKalb school board, the SACS report and more will take place at the Sanford Realty Company, 4183 Snapfinger Woods Drive Decatur.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
A Clayton County resident told an audience of concerned parents and citizens at Hairston Crossing Library this week about the effects of losing accreditation.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
School board asks State BOE for three more months.
Today’s state hearing of the DeKalb County Board of Education began at 1 p.m. sharp with a brief outline of the charges made by SACS that has placed the school system on Probation. Then, the attorney representing the board, from Sutherland, Asbill and Associates, responded in words rarely heard in DeKalb: “All of the members of the DeKalb County Board of Education have agreed…” He then continued to lay out the proposed consent agreement that would allow the board to remain in place for another three months before any recommendation is made to the Governor about whether or not the board should be suspended. Read how loss of accreditation impacted Clayton County, from a resident who spoke to parents at Hairston Crossing library earlier …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The loss of accreditation in Clayton was "a monster," Lisa Cameron says. The two community sessions at Hairston Crossing Library will be on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
A special guest will share the effects of losing accreditation in the Clayton County School System at two community meeting sessions this week at Hairston Crossing Library, on Jan. 15. At the meetings, the issue of how the DeKalb community should respond to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) report on the DeKalb County School System, will be discussed, according to communication from local resident Calvin Sims, president of the Chapman’s Mill/Redan Park Homeowners Association. Sims' e-mail about the guest reads: August 28, 2008 the Clayton County School System lost its Accreditation, blamed in part on what has been called a "dysfunctional" school board. Lisa Cameron, LRB, MPA Executive Director of Cameron Social …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Board members to appear before education officials on Jan. 17.
Members of DeKalb County's school board have been summoned to a hearing on Thursday, Jan. 17 by Georgia's Department of Education. They are being asked for reasons to avoid suspension following the decision of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the district's accrediting agency, to place the school system on probation. An investigation by SACS officials found fiscal mismanagement, abuse of power and unethical hiring practices, and Gov. Nathan Deal is under pressure from parent groups to fire the entire board. "Now we have millions of dollars that are missing and textbooks that didn't get to students," parent Caroline Lord of Tucker told CBS Atlanta. "When our children don't have textbooks, if that's not the straw that…
Monday, December 17, 2012
An accrediting agency takes a serious step in the ongoing controversy.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has placed the DeKalb County School System on probation, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. “I’m disappointed that they’re going to put us on probation. Nobody wants to be on probation,” school board chairman Eugene Walker said. "We’ve not done anything egregious,” he added. "The big concerns are the effectiveness of the school board to govern the school system and the second is the ability of this board to be good stewards to the system's resources, principally the financial resources of the system," Dr. Mark Elgart of SACS told Fox 5. Some parents of children at schools in Stone Mountain and Lithonia are wondering what the future may hold. "My concern is, what does this mean …