Posts tagged with "Board of Education"

Decatur announces qualifying dates, fees for Nov. 3 election

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 24, 2015

Decatur has firmed up some of the details of the upcoming Nov. 3 city elections. The following seats will be on the ballot: – One City Commissioner from Election District 1, Post B This seat is currently held by Commissioner Scott Drake, who has announced he is running for reelection.  He has no challengers so […]

Decatur pushing debt limit with bond request

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 11, 2015

This story has been updated.  Sit down. Pull up a chair. We need to have a serious conversation about the city of Decatur’s debt. Now, back in February of last year, Decaturish reported that the city has borrowed $154.2 million since 2005. Since that happened, City Schools of Decatur decided to borrow about $18 million more […]

City Schools of Decatur holding closed meeting on Wednesday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 26, 2015

There will be a closed meeting of the City Schools of Decatur on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 pm to discuss legal matters and real estate. The closed meetings, known as executive sessions, are legal under Georgia law. The meeting will be held at the CSD central office, located at 125 Electric Avenue Decatur, GA 30030. City […]

Decatur BOE – Board lowers millage

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 11, 2014

This story has been updated. Decatur’s Board of Education voted to lower the tax rate during its June 10 meeting. BOE members Julie Rhame and Bernadette Seals said that the board voted unanimously to lower the rate from 20.9 mills to 20.5 mills. In a June 12 letter to parents, CSD notes that there will […]

Decatur Schools – BOE approves stipend, budget

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 14, 2014

The Decatur School Board on May 13 voted to resume the practice of paying board members a $50 per meeting stipend. All board members voted to restore the stipends, except for Garrett Goebel, who abstained. Goebel said he would not accept payments. “I really honestly feel that this is a public service and when I say […]

Decatur BOE – Courtesy tuition, board pay on agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 12, 2014

The City Schools of Decatur Board of Education will meet May 13 at 6:30 pm. Here’s a look at some items the School Board will be considering. – There is a, request for the BOE to, “Implement Courtesy Tuition for all CSD staff working 30-40 hours.” According to note provided with the agenda, there have […]

Decatur School Board considers paying itself

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 7, 2014

Members of the Decatur School Board  are considering paying themselves $550 per member for meeting 11 times between January and June. City Schools of Decatur spokesperson Courtney Burnett said for the last few years Decatur School Board members elected not to receive the stipend because of budget tightening. The board members do not receive a salary for their […]

Recommendation – Combine Coan and King Middle

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 2, 2014

Superintendent Erroll Davis is recommending that the Jackson High School cluster combine Coan and King Middle at the end of this school year. Davis’ preliminary proposal was made available this week. Davis is on his final stretch as superintendent and will soon be replaced by the Board of Education.  The Jackson Cluster includes Kirkwood. Under […]

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