We all know DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis is up for re-election July 31. But did you know that…
Several of the DeKalb County Commissioners are up for re-election JULY 31:
Elaine Boyer (Dist 1)
Sharon Barnes Sutton (Dist 4)
Lee May (Dist 5)
Kathie Gannon (Dis 6)
Recall, this is the Board of Commissioners — who, in a letter to DeKalb Co. CEO Burrell Ellis supported our position that the placement of cell towers in residential neighborhoods and on school grounds violates multiple zoning laws.
Several DeKalb School Board Members are also up for re-election:
Don McChesney (Dist 2)
H. Paul Womack, Jr. (Dist. 4)
Pamela Speaks (Dist. 8.)
You can read plenty about what the school board has done, including STILL refusing to stop the placement of cell towers on school grounds after vigorous public outcry, on this site here.
Don’t Forget about our Cell Towers on School Grounds Referendum, either. VOTE NO JULY 31.
For a full list of DeKalb Candidates up for re-election JULY 31, please click here.
For a full list of Georgia State Candidates up for re-election JULY 31, please click here.
At this last Wednesday, February 15th School Board Budget, Audit, Finance & Facilities Committee Meeting, Chair Paul Womack raised some “concerns” about how the money received from the nine schools who are “burdened” by the cell towers would be allocated and used by the School Board.
What?!?!? You thought all that money was going to help your school, “burdened” by a cell tower? WRONG. Read the contract carefully. The LANDLORD collecting rent for the tower is the Board of Education of DeKalb County. Nothing in the agreement says anything about the school getting any funds, or even a PTA.
Thanks to DeKalb School Board Watch for reporting on this development. Read the notes from the meeting here. Read the rest of this entry »
CrossRoadsNews – Walker elected School Board chair.
The DeKalb Board of Education has a new leader.
Dr. Eugene “Gene” Walker, the District 9 School Board member, is the new chairman of the board.
Walker, who has been on the board since 2008, was elected chairman Jan. 9 with a 6-3 vote from fellow board members. He succeeds District 6 board member Tom Bowen, who was chairman for three years. Bowen was elected vice chair.
Walker said he was humbled and honored to be selected. He said his goal is to continue improving learning and instruction.
“My personal goal is to continue to work to unite the entire board behind this single goal. I’ll act in the best interest of the schoolchildren and to put all other concerns aside.” Read the rest of this entry »
Several School Board Policies Violated by Lease to T-Mobile
In their complicity with private companies like T-Mobile the DeKalb County School Board has of course stepped outside their purview — but in doing so they’ve even run afoul of their own posted policies. If the School Board can put a potentially dangerous 150′ cell tower 192′ feet from the front door of a school for special needs children, what else can they do with public property without our knowledge or notice?
Read the relevant policies —>
On the heels of the grand jury recommendation to convene a special investigation into the DeKalb County School Board, Superintendent Atkinson removed the CFO from his duties. Let’s not forget, the School Board is still operating under a cloud of suspicion raised after four indictments and continued investigations into the workings of the School Board.
From ajc.com January 5, 2012
Chief Financial Officer Marcus Turk was reassigned, a system spokesman confirmed Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »