Yesterday's AJC tells us, "DeKalb County schools learned from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the district has a “more widespread” problem of district employees financially benefiting from sales to the district, officials said Monday."
OMG! You're kidding! What a surprise! I'm floored! How can this be?
Does Ms. Tyson and the board not read this blog?
Interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson asked the board Monday night to pass an ethics policy barring employees from selling goods or services to the school system. Tyson said she is developing the policy and hopes to have it to the board by next month.
The district learned about the additional problems after questions from the AJC, board Chairman Tom Bowen said.
Thank goodness the new reporters on the DCSS beat at the AJC are asking questions. The board members would never believe a bunch of uninformed bloggers.
Also, the AJC is reporting that once again, enrollment is dropping in DeKalb schools. Enrollment is dropping, dropping, dropping, yet our board still cannot muster the guts to consolidate and redistrict.
Here's another interesting quote from the second article -
The district is now scrambling to fill 44 teacher vacancies and two principal vacancies. The principal openings are at Clarkston High and Redan Middle Schools.
“We anticipate reducing that to less than 20 teachers by the start of school,” said Robert Moseley, deputy chief superintendent of operations.