Posts tagged with "Phyllis Edwards"

City Schools of Decatur Board of Education defers decision on new superintendent

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 24, 2015

This story has been updated.  The City Schools of Decatur Board of Education met in a closed meeting on the morning of Sept. 24, but did not name a candidate to replace outgoing Superintendent Phyllis Edwards. The board will meet again next Friday, Oct. 2, and could announce finalists then. It was expected the board […]

Community forum planned for City Schools of Decatur superintendent search

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 23, 2015

The community will have one last chance to weigh in on the qualities they’d like to see in City Schools of Decatur’s next superintendent. There will be a community forum on Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at CSD’s Central Office located at 125 Electric Avenue. “The CSD community is invited to […]

Decatur School Board plans superintendent’s exit, puts 2 more acres under contract

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 15, 2015

The Decatur School Board voted on the terms of Superintendent Phyllis Edwards exit from the school system and voted to put two more acres of property for a new school under contract. Both votes came at the end of an executive session after the July 14 School Board meeting. Chairman Garrett Goebel contacted Decaturish and […]

Decatur School Board to consider bonus for outgoing superintendent, lower tax rate

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 13, 2015

Superintendent Phyllis Edwards may leave City Schools of Decatur with a performance bonus, if the School Board approves it. School Board members will also consider lowering the school tax rate to 19 mills, though that’s not as low as some board members would’ve liked. School Board members are set to consider a bonus of up […]

As Decatur’s School System takes a long look in the mirror, cracks begin to show

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 12, 2015

This story has been updated.  City Schools of Decatur’s search for a new superintendent is showing that the school system’s greatest challenge may be coping with its own success. This week, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, a consultant hired by CSD to conduct the superintendent search, released reports based on interviews with parents, teachers, School Board members, city officials, local […]

Decatur superintendent search survey closes June 3

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 3, 2015

Got an opinion about the search for City Schools of Decatur’s next superintendent? Better speak up. June 3 is the last day to take a community survey regarding a replacement for outgoing Superintendent Phyllis Edwards, CSD days. To take the survey, visit this link:  The survey asks you to select eight characteristics desired in a […]

Decatur School Board approves bond request, seeks input on superintendent search

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 13, 2015

The Decatur School Board on May 12 voted to officially ask the City Commission to put a $75 million bond referendum on the ballot this November. The bonds would pay for school construction to meet the system’s growing enrollment needs. Current City Schools of Decatur enrollment is 4,300 students. CSD consultants project it will be […]

Decatur School Board selects superintendent search firm

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 28, 2015

The Decatur School Board on Monday hired Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to find a replacement for Superintendent Phyllis Edwards, who recently announced she is leaving City Schools of Decatur. The contract is worth $19,500. Edwards announced her resignation in March and said she plans to move back to her home state of Florida. She was […]

Decatur Superintendent Phyllis Edwards resigning

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 10, 2015

This story has been updated.  By Carey O’Neil, contributor  Superintendent Phyllis Edwards announced she will resign as superintendent of City Schools of Decatur at Tuesday night’s board meeting. Edwards was hired as CSD superintendent in 2003. She plans to remain as superintendent to help the board until it finds her replacement. “I am remaining flexible […]

Decatur Superintendent to speak at Monday’s City Commission meeting

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 27, 2015

The City Commission will hear a presentation from City Schools of Decatur Superintendent Phyllis Edwards on Monday, March 2, regarding a proposal to borrow money to pay for school expansion. Edwards will speak to the commission during their work session, which will begin at 6:45 pm. The City Commission meets at City Hall, located at 509 […]

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