Monday, February 4, 2013
Board members will meet at 1 p.m. today.
The DeKalb County Board of Education is holding an afternoon meeting today, Monday, Feb. 4 at the organization's headquarters in Stone Mountain. The agenda does not provide a lot of specifics, but a likely topic is the future of Dr. Cheryl Atkinson, the school superintendent appointed by the board in Sept. 2011. There has been speculation in recent days that she may resign, but this has yet to be confirmed. Current board members are Sarah Copelin-Wood, Jay Cunningham, Donna Edler, Nancy Jester, Melvin Johnson, Jim McMahan, Marshall Orson, Pamela Speaks, and Chairman Eugene Walker. Related Items: Follow North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch's Complete Coverage of DeKalb Schools
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
School board members debated more teacher furlough days or pay cuts, and ended up deciding to end the meeting and try again Thursday.
The DeKalb County school board met Wednesday to discuss an $85-million budget deficit and failed to adopt a budget for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson recommended a mix of a 2-mill tax hike and an array of cuts. Board member Paul Womack, meanwhile, proposed no tax hikes and a shorter school year and 10 more teacher furlough days. The board took a break to gather information on Womack's proposal and then delayed the discussion until 6 p.m. Thursday. The school board planned to vote last week on a spending plan that would cover a $73 million deficit. The board delayed the vote after they learned from district financial officials that there was an additional $12 million in cuts the board would have to make because the…
Monday, August 29, 2011
The day's top headlines for Monday, August 29, 2011
Political Season: Qualifying Starts Today. Candidates Begin Filing for Dunwoody City Election. Atkinson Named DeKalb School Superintendent. Druid Hills BOE Member Opposed Hire. Tech Town Kicks Off at Atlantic Station. Atlanta Colts Murphey Candler Park Opening Ceremonies. H. Harper Station Goes Wild With Sea Bass.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Two DeKalb School Board Members Oppose Superintendent Nominee. Patch Asks: What Do You Think Of The Quality Of Education in DeKalb Schools? Two Injured When Car Hits APS Bus. Fulton School Board Votes Thursday On Realignment. Dunwoody Moves To Buy 24 Acres In The Heart Of Georgetown. Why Bill Kennedy Way Is Hazardous To Cyclists. MARTA's $700 Million Corridor Moves Closer To The Ballot. Farewell To Ernie Johnson Sr.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Two Landmark SW Atlanta Post Offices on Tuesday Closure List. Three DeKalb Schools in East Atlanta Fail to Meet AYP Benchmarks. Why Meadowview Made AYP. Police Release 911 Tape from Midtown Triple Shooting. Buckhead Theatre Marks Anniversary. Stone Mountain Park: A Home Away From Home. Decatur Schools Welcome Back Faculty, Staff.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
King Middle School's Principal Named to Regional Superintendent Post. Brown Middle School Principal Promoted to SRT1 Superintendent. Inman Principal Tapped for Admin Job. Inman Park Developer Snagged With $1,000 Penalty. Board Votes Down Cell Tower at Medlock. Charlie Loudermilk Status Unveiled on His 84th Birthday.
Monday, July 11, 2011
The day's top headlines for Monday, July 11, 2011.
School Board to Vote on Cell Towers at Medlock, Lakeside Tonight. DeKalb Board of Education to Discuss Peachtree Hope Charter. Tucker Swimmer Sets Two New Records. Emory Junior Takes Home Best Picture in L.A. Film Fest. Buckhead Church Seeks Place on National Register. Cops Cuffed at Walmart. Brookhaven Parents Frown on CRCT Cheating.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The day's top stories for Thursday, July 7, 2011
Millar Makes Suggestion for New DeKalb Superintendent. Druid Hills Alum Drowns on Lake Lanier. Land Use Committee Says 'No' to QT Appeal. Murphey Candler Park All-Stars Compete in District Little League Tournament.