Posts tagged with "DeKalb County Board of Education"

Report: New DeKalb School Board member won’t submit to background check

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 5, 2015

This story has been updated.  A newly-elected DeKalb County School Board member has declined to submit to a background check, saying it would be a conflict of interest, according to WSB-TV. The TV station reports that Stan Jester is insisting that the fingerprinting and background check must be performed by the DeKalb County Police Department, not […]

Dear Decaturish – Charter flexibility is vehicle for change

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 16, 2014

Editor’s note: Michael Erwin is the incumbent in the race for the DeKalb County Board of Education District 3 seat. On June 5, Decaturish published a letter from his opponent, Atticus LeBlanc. This is Erwin’s response to that letter. The runoff election is July 22. You can send your letters to the editor to I […]

Dear Decaturish – DeKalb has waited long enough

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 5, 2014

Editor’s note: Atticus LeBlanc is running for the DeKalb County Board of Education District 3 seat, which represents Avondale Estates. His opponent is incumbent Michael Erwin. Decaturish reached out to Erwin and offered him an opportunity to respond to this letter. His response will be printed when it is received. Send your letters to the editor to […]

Recount – County will review School Board votes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 28, 2014

DeKalb County elections officials have announced there will be a public recount of the votes in the DeKalb County Board of Education District 5 race. Candidate Jesse “Jay” Cunningham requested it. According to DeKalb County elections officials, Cunningham came in as a close third in the May 20 election. Here are the previously reported results: […]

May 20 primary election results

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 20, 2014

The polls closed at 7 pm. Here are the election results for the May 20 primary election in Georgia. This post will be updated throughout the evening. All results should be considered tentative until certified. Blank spaces indicate pending results. In order to win outright, a candidate has to receive more than 50 percent of […]

Proper place – School board candidates square off

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 3, 2014

Four of the five candidates running for the District 3 seat on the DeKalb County School Board spent considerable time during a recent forum debating the place of school board members. The five candidates are Jerrie D. Bason, Michael A. Erwin, Incumbent, Jarrod Jordan, Atticus LeBlanc and Willie R. Mosley, Jr. LeBlanc missed the May 1 forum, held at Solomon’s […]

Education – Forum set for DeKalb BOE candidates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 30, 2014

The race for the DeKalb County Board of Education matters more this year. The May 20 primary will be a chance for a new beginning for a school system that’s been rocked by scandals. DeKalb County Schools recently came off of probation imposed by AdvancED, the organization that accredits high schools across the nation.  DeKalb County […]

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