This year is the only year in the next decade that the school districts can change.
Dekalb Legislator, Mary Margaret Oliver, has introduced House Bill 22 that will reduce the size of our school districts from 7 to 5 with 2 super districts that cover half of the county each.
What this will also do is reduce the size of the school board from 9 to 7 and get rid of a couple of unwanted board seats/members.
You can't FIRE a school board member but you sure have the ability to change the law and get rid of their board seat for at least another decade!
I spoke with her during the holidays and she would like our help from this blog.
She asked if everyone would contact their Dekalb delegate from the State House and Senate to get their opinion and make it public for all to see. My representative from the House is MMO, my Senate representative is Jason Carter*.
MMO has already expressed her opinion by presenting HB22 and I have contacted Senator Carter's office for his position on the bill. I will post his opinion as soon as I here back from him or his office.
MMO was very prompt in returning my message, just a couple of hours later. She is watching this blog to see what our fact finding reports.
The Dekalb delegation is headed by Rep. Howard Mosby.
We will need a grass roots movement to make POSITIVE CHANGE for DCSS and this is the first step and a HUGE step in the right direction.
Please contact your delegate and ask their opinion and let's see where they stand!
This will be a ballot item in the fall and will take place for the 2012 school year. We won't have to wait for change we can make change happen now! Change that will positively impact DCSS!
Happy New Year,
*(If you are unsure of who your legislators are, click here or here or here to find out.)