Monday, April 1, 2013
Patch will carry former board member Nancy Jester's live blog of the public event.
A full day ahead for the DeKalb Board of Education, which will hold the following meetings on Monday, April 1, 2013: 2 p.m. Work Session, Cabinet Room 3 p.m. Committee of the Whole, Cabinet Room 5:45 p.m. Community Meeting for Public Comments, Williamson Board Room 7 p.m. Business Meeting, Williamson Board Room The board meets at the Robert R. Freeman Administrative & Instructional Complex, 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard in Stone Mountain. Meeting agendas and additional information can be accessed here. Tucker Patch readers and local residents Kirk Lunde and Jennifer Hatfield are scheduled to speak during the public forum. Patch will cover the Community Meeting with a live blog on this site, hosted by former board member …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Grant money available for gardening projects at local schools.
Attention local schools: the DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs has money for YOU! If your school has a project which beautifies its grounds, sets up and continues a garden of any kind, or does any sort of ecological or environmental education for its students, you may be eligible for $200 (the minimum) grant money through a Federation program called “The B.E.E. Grant” and all it takes is a phone call to learn more. Call Judy Lemoine, the Chair of the B.E.E. Committee, at 770-934-8541. If you leave a message and your number, your call will be returned within a day. They want your school! Applications are being accepted now. The deadline is September. For Dekalb County public schools only!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
DeKalb's board, with its new members, convened Wednesday.
The DeKalb County Board of Education held its first meeting Wednesday with a new line-up. This included, of course, the six chosen by Governor Nathan Deal in a controversial move that drew a lawsuit from suspended members. The most significant action taken Wednesday was a motion for the district to remove itself as a plaintiff from that lawsuit, thus saving taxpayers a considerable sum in legal fees. It passed 9-0 and was introduced by Marshall Orson (District 2 - Brookhaven). Orson, who was elected last year and began his term in January, said in his opening remarks, "my only criticism is that the three of us can longer call ourselves the new guys." He was referring to Jim McMahan (District 4 - Tucker, North Druid Hills, Lakeside) and new…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Wednesday is the deadline to apply for DeKalb school board membership.
If you are interested in applying for the position of appointed member for the DeKalb Board of Education, send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: 1. Legal name, contact information and home address 2. District seat for which one is applying 3. Resume or brief biography 4. Statement of interest The panel will accept applications until Wednesday, March 6 at 5 p.m. Tucker schools are part of District 4, represented by Jim McMahan, who is not affected by Governor Deal's suspension move. Related items on Tucker Patch
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
No shortage of items on the agenda.
Wednesday, February 20
Join us Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Idlewood Elementary School. Our Regional Superintendent, Mrs. Cynthia Brictson, has requested an opportunity to follow-up on questions and concerns brought to her attention at the last two TPC meetings. We welcome her and the opportunity for clarity and strategic planning regarding our Tucker Schools. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. As time permits, we will also review recent events regarding the DeKalb School Board. About TPC: Chartered in 2002, Tucker Parent Council (TPC) was formed to serve as an advocate for Tucker-area schools, encouraging citizens to be individual change agents on behalf of public education, and to serve as a conduit for productive dialog between the DeKalb County School District…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Jim McMahan and Marshall Orson will take over the DeKalb County Board of Education's districts two and four seats in January.
Incoming DeKalb County Board of Education member – and Tucker's District 4 representative – Jim McMahan said the board, moving forward, must have a unified vision to solve the school system's challenges. This is from a Thursday story in Neighbors Newspapers: One of the reasons he ran for the board position was that he was tired of the infighting. “I want the board to have a single unified vision,” McMahan said. “I want the board to come together and be one supportive team.” McMahan will take over for outgoing school board veteran H. Paul Womack. McMahan said he believes one of the biggest issues the school system faces is balancing its budget. He said he hopes his experience in the financial industry, as a residential mortgage loan officer…