of you, especially those with children in DeKalb public schools have
contacted me asking how you can participate in what is currently
happening with our school system. The fact that SACS has placed the
entire DeKalb School system on academic probation, which is only one
step from loss of accreditation, is very serious. For more on this,
please read my op-ed in the Dunwoody Crier here:
recommend that if you feel so inclined, please write a personal letter
to Governor Deal and/or the Georgia State Board of Education. Emails are
fine, but a personal letter, hand delivered by my office to the
Governor or the State BOE guarantees that your thoughts and opinions
land where they need to go.
Chief of Staff Page Olson will be collecting letters at her home now
through next Tuesday, February 19th. She lives at 1148 Redfield Ridge in
Dunwoody. She'll have a box at the top of her driveway for your to
deposit you letter. Make sure that it is marked to go to either Governor
Deal, the State BOE or both. I'll hand deliver to both offices on
Wednesday morning the 20th.
are all encouraged to come down to the Sloppy Floyd building, 20th
floor (across from the Capitol) next Thursday, February 21st at 8am to
witness the hearing between our DeKalb BOE and the State Board. You will
need a photo ID to get in. If you can't be there in person, watch it
streamed live on the Department of Education website:
Contact my office at any time should you have questions.
State Representative, District 79