Monday, March 4, 2013
Applicants have until March 6 at 5 p.m.
The nominating panel that Gov. Nathan Deal assembled will begin immediately accepting applications for candidates to fill the seats of suspended members of the DeKalb County Board of Education. Those seats include District 9, which covers parts of the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area. It is represented by Gene Walker until a federal judge rules on the case. Applicants should send the following information to email@example.com: The panel will accept applications until March 6 at 5 p.m. Here is previous coverage of the issue in North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch:
Friday, September 28, 2012
DeKalb County Board of Education chair and District 9 member Gene Walker said this week the proposed Georgia Charter Commission will lead to an unequal and economically segregated school system.
The creation of a Georgia Charter Commission would lead to an erosion of local tax dollars and an inequality of education in DeKalb County and other local school districts, DeKalb County Board of Education member Gene Walker said this week. In a column published in Neighbor Newspapers, the board chair and District 9 representative said a charter school commission run by the state would siphon $430 million from local school districts and cherry pick the best students in each system, leaving the poorest and most troubled students to the leadership of under-funded school districts. A revival of such a commission will be on the ballot on Election Day. The referendum seeks to ammend the Georgia Constitution to allow the state government to …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The DeKalb County Board of Education chairman and District 9 member said he doesn't believe the school board did anything to warrant dozens of complaints sent to SACS.
DeKalb County Board of Education Chairman Gene Walker said last week he doesn't believe the board did anything to warrant dozens of claims of mismanagement sent to the school system's top accreditor. SACS – the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – notified the school system of the complaints in a letter late last month, and the school system is crafting its response, according to a Neighbor Newspapers report. Walker's response in the story: School Board Chairman Eugene Walker dismissed the notion that this latest round of controversy tarnishes the district’s image. “Remember now, SACS is not accusing us of anything,” Walker said. “I feel strongly that we’re acting appropriately … but, people make allegations. It’s the …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
DeKalb County Board of Education Chairman Gene Walker defended this week the school system's plans to build revenue-generating cell phone towers on several school sites in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area.
Gene Walker, the DeKalb County Board of Education's chairman and District 9 representative, defended this week the school system's plans to build revenue-generating cell phone towers on several school sites across the county, including the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area. From an article published Wednesday in Neighbor Newspapers: Meanwhile, Board of Education Chair Eugene Walker expressed his dismay at the commissioners’ handling of and take on the issue. Commissioners overstepped their bounds and are being disrespectful of the school board, he said. “We’re not circumventing anything,” Walker added. “We’re operating on the authority we have. “And, clearly, we have different opinions about the possible effect of cell towers … we’re …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The District 9 board member, former state senator and high school teacher was elected chairman in a 6-3 vote.