Friday, May 6, 2011

Board Retreat This Saturday! (May 7th)

Anyone available to go? It looks to be some of the training that SACs is requiring. I really dislike that Dickerson is doing the media training. While he may know his stuff, perhaps having someone with no prior relationship to the board would have been more impactful. Additionally, I think it is throwing bad money after good to even do this. Our board members have shown repeatedly that they don't think rules and regulations and policies apply to them or really each other. If anyone goes, please be sure and send a summary to the blog. Thanks!

Saturday, May 7, 2011 9:00am – 3:00pm
Cabinet Room Administrative &
Instructional Complex 
1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
Stone Mountain, GA 30038

 A. Call to Order Dr. Pamela Speaks, Committee Chair
 B. Board Training
  1. Media Training Presented by: Mr. Jeff Dickerson, Dickerson Communications
  2. Board Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Presented by: Mr. Bill Wildman, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan
  3. Open Meetings Law and Other Legal Topics Presented by: Mr. Bill Wildman, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan
C. Citizens Comments
D. Adjourn


Cerebration said...

We had a blog post ready in the queue about the fact that the magnet lotteries were going to be held next Thursday -- behind closed doors - by a few staff people at the palace.

Now - according to Maureen Downey at the ACJ, the leadership has changed their minds and will hold the lottery for the public to witness. Good decision.

On second thought: DeKalb will hold its magnet lotteries in public

Cerebration said...

Tyson had no report last week at the work session...

Seems she has a lot to present at Monday's business meeting... (Will this be televised?)


1. Race to the Top Presentation
Presented by: Dr. Morcease Beasley, Interim Deputy Superintendent, Teaching & Learning and Dr. Sylvia Hooker, Deputy Superintendent, Office of School Turnaround, Georgia Department of Education

2. Consolidation & Redistricting Update
Presented by: Mr. Robert Moseley, Deputy Chief Superintendent, School Operations

3. AdvancED Required Eight Actions Status Report
Presented by: Ms. Ramona H. Tyson, Interim Superintendent

4. Ernst & Young Compensation & Classification Audit Report - Amended Update
Presented by: Ms. Ramona H. Tyson, Interim Superintendent