Friday, January 18, 2013

Redux on Jan. 17 DCSS / GA BOE meeting

from Tanya Myers, MANA education liaison:
In what has been described as a "marathon hearing", the DeKalb County Board of Education met with the State Board of Education on Monday afternoon to discuss the findings in the SACs report that placed the county on probationary status. The County board had sought a reprieve until April to register significant progress on the action points described in the report. However, the state board seemed to find the system sufficiently distressed to warrant attention before that date and will review progress in 30 days with the option to vote on removal of DeKalb Board of Education members at that time. Meanwhile, the DeKalb school board has yet to elect a chair and vice-chair, having deferred that decision at their January meeting.
More info available at:
DeKalb board members defend themselves against accusations that could unseat them [AJC]
Can the DeKalb school board reinvent itself in 30 days? [AJC]
Parents for DeKalb County Schools live-twitted the meeting