Posts tagged with "David Dude"

Decatur superintendent says AJC article example of ‘how to lie with statistics’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 29, 2016

City Schools of Decatur Superintendent David Dude is taking issue with a recent Atlanta Journal Constitution article that said two of the district’s elementary schools were “ranked among the worst in the state.” The article states that two schools – Winnona Park Elementary and Oakhurst Elementary – had some of the “highest proportional increases” of […]

Decatur School Board considers becoming landlord for superintendent

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 12, 2016

This story has been updated.  The Decatur School Board is considering leasing one of two homes owned by City Schools of Decatur to Superintendent David Dude. Board Chair Annie Caiola said that Dude had mentioned his lease on a home he’s renting in Decatur expires in the fall and may not be eligible for renewal. […]

Winnona Park, Oakhurst school leadership teams asked to weigh in on portables

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 14, 2016

This story has been updated.  City Schools of Decatur is asking the Winnona Park and Oakhurst Elementary school leadership teams to weigh in on the placement of portable classrooms. During the March 8 School Board meeting, the board voted to approve a $2.3 million contract with Mobile Modular for 16 portables. That contract price is higher […]

As teachers rally around fired media clerk, Superintendent delivers stern message

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 3, 2016

This story has been updated.  Superintendent David Dude has been on the job for less than six months but is already at the center of one of the biggest controversies in recent memory at City Schools of Decatur. On Monday, he attended a rally for a Decatur High media clerk he fired the previous Friday. […]

(UPDATE) Attorney: Fired media clerk was harassed, faced false accusations

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 2, 2016

UPDATE, 3/3/16: The Decatur School Board has released a statement regarding the attorney’s allegations. To read it, click here.  The attorney for a popular Decatur High media clerk says his client was fired based on false allegations and was harassed by her coworkers. Attorney David Hughes issued a press release that for the first time […]

(UPDATED) City Schools of Decatur considers next steps to resolve controversy over media clerk

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 1, 2016

Decatur’s superintendent has promised an “impartial review” of the evidence that led to his decision to terminate a long-time Decatur High media clerk. On Sunday, Superintendent David Dude pulled back on the decision to fire Susan Riley, opting instead to put her on paid administrative leave. The incident prompted several questions about how someone as […]

Decatur students hold rally for suspended Decatur High media clerk

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 29, 2016

This story has been updated.  Supporters of media clerk Susan Riley gathered in front of Decatur High School this morning to show support for a person who is beloved by students and staff. Riley’s sudden termination on Friday created an uproar among Decatur High students, alumni parents and staff. She was not told why she […]

Decatur Superintendent reconsiders decision to fire popular Decatur High media clerk

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 28, 2016

This story has been updated.  City Schools of Decatur Superintendent David Dude is reconsidering his decision to terminate Susan Riley, a popular media clerk at Decatur High. Dude said he is bringing in a third-party to review his decision. Riley will be placed on paid administrative leave pending a “full and impartial review.” The Decatur […]

City Schools of Decatur: Tax relief bill finds sponsors, new super is on Twitter

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2015

City Schools of Decatur has secured sponsors to push legislation expanding homestead tax exemptions for seniors. The news comes after voters on Nov. 3 overwhelmingly approved borrowing $75 million for school construction. That will also most likely result in a tax increase of about 8 percent. In an attempt to alleviate concerns about the tax […]

Decatur School Board approves contract for next superintendent

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 19, 2015

The City Schools of Decatur Board of Education has approved a contract for the system’s next superintendent, David Dude. Details of the contract, including Dude’s salary, were not immediately available. Decaturish has requested the contract and School Board Chairman Garrett Goebel said it will be made available after it is signed by Dude. Dude replaces Phyllis […]

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