Thursday, February 9, 2012
DeKalb Delegation of GA General Assembly met today to discuss the DeKalb County School Board Reapportionment maps
Yesterday I raised the important issue of the possible reduction of the DeKalb County School Board down to just five members in the reapportionment process that takes place every 10 years. Because I saw this as an important news story, I jumped into a cab at noon and headed over to the Georgia State Capital to witness the DeKalb Delegation committee meeting firsthand.
As a political junkie, I enjoy watching laws being made (much like sausage making?) but today's meeting was a legislative train wreck ending in no decision being made. It looks like this decision will be brought back up on Wednesday the 15th which I am told is the very last day to meet the deadline.
I have posted video of all but the last closing statements of the meeting as I just couldn't justify video recording the carnage any longer, even I had to look away. The decision of how the DeKalb County School Board will be structured for the next ten years will be decided behind closed doors by the people you see on the video between now and Wednesday, without any further public hearings. Scary!
Links to other related news stories. AJC, DeKalb School Watch Blog two - read the comments, Nancy Jester Twitter live feed of meeting, Officials ‘dropped the ball’ on redistricting - Reporter news