Posts tagged with "Susan Riley"

The $14,757 iPad: Shaky evidence led to media clerk’s firing, rehiring

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 12, 2016

This story has been updated.  City Schools of Decatur spent $14,757 investigating the allegations that led to the firing of Decatur High Media Clerk Susan Riley. The decision to rehire her ultimately came down to how Riley used a $400 iPad purchased by the school system. Decaturish reviewed numerous records given to independent investigator Jonathan Poole, […]

Investigation into firing of Decatur High media clerk cost over $14,000

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 11, 2016

City Schools of Decatur will pay an outside investigator over $14,000 for his work investigating the controversial firing of a popular Decatur High media clerk, Susan Riley. Superintendent David Dude has released a copy of the invoice from attorney Jonathan Poole. According to the invoice, Poole interviewed 16 different employees about the case. At the […]

City Schools of Decatur reinstates fired media clerk

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 13, 2016

This story has been updated.  Susan Riley, a Decatur High media clerk who was unexpectedly terminated from her job in February and later placed on paid administrative leave, has been reinstated, Decaturish has learned. Riley met with Superintendent David Dude on Wednesday afternoon, April 13. After that meeting, Dude announced Riley was being reinstated and […]

As School Board meeting looms, supporters of fired media clerk await news on investigation

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 8, 2016

Update: On April 11, Superintendent David Dude said he does not expect the School Board will take any action regarding Susan Riley’s case during the board’s April 12 meeting. “No, I don’t anticipate any action at the meeting regarding this matter,” Dude said. He said he hopes the investigation will be wrapped up this week. Here is […]

Investigation into firing of Decatur High media clerk could wrap up this week

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 24, 2016

Superintendent David Dude says an investigation into the circumstances that led to the firing of a Decatur High media clerk could conclude this week. City Schools of Decatur hired Jonathan Poole with Strickland Brockington Lewis to look into the firing of Susan Riley, a beloved employee of Decatur High. She worked there 19 years and was abruptly fired from her […]

CSD releases name of investigator looking into case of fired media clerk

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 16, 2016

City Schools of Decatur has released the name of an investigator hired to look into the controversial firing of a beloved media clerk, Susan Riley. CSD released the information in response to an open records request from Decaturish. The investigator is attorney Jonathan Poole with Strickland Brockington Lewis, according to an engagement letter provided by CSD. […]

Sunday Morning Meditation – Infinite Wisdom

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 13, 2016

The Decatur School Board won’t reveal the name of an investigator who’s looking into an embarrassing situation for City Schools of Decatur. Board members also won’t say if the investigator is being paid. Susan Riley, a beloved media clerk at Decatur High, remains in limbo. Superintendent David Dude recently fired her, for reasons that aren’t […]

Review of Decatur High media clerk firing is underway

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 11, 2016

This story has been updated.  A review of the unexpected termination of a beloved Decatur High media clerk is underway, but several key details – like who is conducting the review – have not been made available. School Board members have said the system will not disclose the identity of the reviewer or whether the […]

School Board, under pressure from supporters of fired media clerk, asks for patience

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 9, 2016

It was a packed house during the March 8 Decatur School Board meeting as several speakers signed up to speak in favor of Susan Riley, a media clerk who was fired and later placed on administrative leave. Several media organizations were in attendance, which is unusual for a City Schools of Decatur Board of Education […]

Decatur School Board to consider adding $1.9 million in portable classrooms

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 7, 2016

With the possibility of renting Atlanta’s East Lake Elementary off the table, City Schools of Decatur is considering another, more costly solution to deal with its need for additional classrooms. At its upcoming regular meeting, the School Board will consider a contract that will add $1.9 million worth of portable classroom space to the district. […]

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