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.
School's parents and students seek DeKalb County board's permission to continue operations
Peachtree Hope Charter School will have to wait longer for a decision regarding its long-term future. That's because the Board of Education delayed a vote on a one-year waiver that would have given the Parkview neighborhood charter school a year to operate while it applies for a county charter. "Additional information has been received," announced schools interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson at the July 11 school board meeting. She said that information is now being checked for completeness and fulfilment of state education standards. The scheduled vote was pulled from the agenda and a new vote date has not yet been set. The school is trying for a DeKalb County charter after a Georgia Supreme Court June ruling that declared those charter …
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.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
DeKalb County considering plan that also includes renting out Sky Haven Elementary
DeKalb County is considering a brand new school to replace Gresham Park Elementary, and may rent out Sky Haven Elementary. Both schools in southeastern DeKalb County were one of eight institutions which closed at the end of this school year when the county board of education voted in March on a plan designed to save millions in annual costs. But the Gresham build, and many others, depend on DeKalb voters choosing to continue a school tax. Gresham Park scored 56 out of 100 on a rating of school facilities, condition and technology last year. So a consultant hired by the county to help them plan capital spending suggests a rebuild is a better value than a renovation. Sky Haven scored 48 on the same test. It will not open in the fall. It …