DeKalb County Residents,
You have an opportunity to make a significant change that can positively affect your quality of life and your wallet.
For most local elections, the incumbent has an overwhelming advantage.
We now have the rare chance to bring new vision to the DeKalb County Board of Education. The DCSS BOE oversees a billion dollar budget and over 15,000 employees (unfortunately, it's top heavy with more staff and administrators than actual teachers). There are two very qualified challengers to BOE incumbents and the final vote is less than two weeks away.
Nancy Jester is in a run-off against incumbent Jim Redovian. If you believe the BOE just approved $70 million dollars for a new Chamblee High School for any reason other than getting Jim Redovian re-elected, I have a bridge for sale I'd like you to consider (no slight against Chamblee; it's a fine school and your facility was long past due for attention).
Please consider voting for Nancy and donating to her campaign:
Donna Edler is in a run-off against longtime BOE member Zepora Roberts. Roberts has multiple family members working for the system and infamously brought state-wide negative press to the county with her infamous "'I'm gonna slug you" confrontation with a TV news reporter.
Please consider voting for Donna and donating to her campaign at:
You can advance vote on Nov. 22nd, 23rd and 24th at the DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Office on Memorial Dr. across from the county jail, or on run-off election
day on Nov. 30th (check http://www.dekalbvotes.com/ for your precinct).
If you prefer the status quo for a board of education who's lack of oversight led to indictments against the system's then superintendent and chief operating officer, along with numerous other scandals (Bookgate, CRCT cheating scandal, the Frankie Callaway grade change, the Jaheem Herrera investigation, Gasgate, the Arabia Mountain High bait and switch, etc.), then Redovian and Roberts are for you.
If you believe this system can improve dramatically, can be transparent in its operations, and can break free for its status quo, then please consider Donna Edler and Nancy Jester.