The DeKalb School Board elected Dr. Melvin Johnson as chair in a 7-2 vote. Board members Nancy Jester and Dr. Pamela Speaks cast the dissenting votes.
David Schutten, President of the Organization of DeKalb Educators(ODE), said he hopes the board can move forward with the new leadership but added that Johnson must do more to change negative perceptions.
"There are a lot of parents and employees who are concerned about his ties to the previous administration(former Superintendent Dr. Crawford Lewis), said Schutten. "He's going to have to make sure that a nepotism which has run rampant in the district is not upheld."
DeKalb School Board names new chairman today, will head to state hearing Thursday
The DeKalb County School Board will go before the state Board of Education on Thursday at 8 a.m. as scheduled. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Amanda Lee today rejected DeKalb’s request for a temporary restraining order that would have halted Thursday’s hearing. The board lost the right to stop the
The DeKalb School Board had said in lawsuit filed Tuesday that voters would be deprived of their rights if the state is allowed to