Today's State Board of Education meeting to be webcast1.17.2013
Important Update Regarding the DeKalb Board of Education Hearing
Yesterday afternoon, I was informed that the State Board of Education ("BOE") was not going to webcast today's proceedings concerning the DeKalb Board of Education. I then sent a request asking the State BOE to reconsider because of the public's interest to observe the proceedings and the reasonableness of the request.
The State BOE quickly replied to me that they would consider my request. This morning, I was very pleased to receive notice that the State BOE met this morning and approved the webcast of today's proceedings. I commend the State BOE for its quick action and for its commitment to transparency.
The hearing begins at 1 PM today and you can watch live via webcast at http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/State-Board-of-Education/Pages/Live-Webcasts.aspx.
Tucker/LaVista Hills cityhood meeting tomorrow morning12.18.2014
I was notified today that the five House member panel tasked with determining the final boundaries for the proposed cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker will meet tomorrow morning from 9AM to 11AM in Room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building to vote on boundaries. Read More »
DeKalb County School Superintendent search12.16.2014
I want my constituents to be aware of a critical issue. Tomorrow (Wednesday, December 17th) the DeKalb Board of Education (BOE) will meet to discuss the search for a superintendent to replace Michael Thurmond, whose contract ends on June 30, 2015. Read More »
I hope that you and your family and friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving. As we approach the holidays, my hope is that you will be able to take some time to celebrate. I wish you and your family a wonderful and safe holiday.
I have promised to keep you apprised of the cityhood process, which has grown quite complicated in the last couple of months. Read More »