The DeKalb County Board of Education collects 70% of your property tax bill (see sample) and has a goal to ensure fiscal responsibility in order to maintain safe and healthy learning environments that support academic programs, resources and services. Do you think the Board is succeeding at ensuring fiscal responsibility?
How is the Superintendent's "Premier DeKalb", blueprint for making DeKalb the premier K-12 school system of choice through his seven strategic pieces which are leadership, data analysis to ensure quality decision making, customer service, accountability, access and equity for all students, training for all employees, and unity. With leadership being the capstone of this blueprint, Dr. Lewis has galvanized all employees with the rally cry of "Premier DeKalb ... One Direction, All Schools, Every Student!" How's Dr. Lewis doing in making DeKalb the premier school system that it could be?
Check out the video from a recent news story and the links below (be sure to read the public comments) to each item if available to assist you in making up your own mind on the above questions.
Friends & Family?
Does anyone need a car, freshly serviced and painted?
Hey BOE... I want mine Now! Preview of Video above.
New computer system in place to make things easier?
Who needs ethics? Not us.
Construction Hanky Panky with your tax dollars? AJC story and background on the issue.
Newly equipped wellness center for staff? It might cut down some of the Mr. Potato Head bloat?
Are you paying attention now?