Dr. Ward Smith – This HR Report is inclusive of all activity since May of 2013. When teachers or employees terminate or do not report back for the 2013 – 2014 school year, we are required to utilize their last working date. In past board reports, you’ve seen terms since a particular point in time. This report includes the last working day of all employees listed.
This report shows we have a total of 793 new contracted employees. 328 new non contracted employees. 225 resignations and 46 terminations.
Coleman – Can we get an update on the number of open positions?
Dr. Ward Smith – We started school staff at 98.5%. On the first day of school we had a total of 59 instructional vacancies and 21 Title I vacancies. Today we have 41 instructional vacancies. Due to enrollment bursts in several areas, we have posted some new positions in the last 2 weeks. We have also received our Title I allocations and we have 11 Title I vacancies for a total of 52. Only one school has more than 2 home room, that means general education home room vacancies.
Orson – During the Summer you were trying to recruit out of the Chicago school system. Were you able to hire any teachers from there?
Dr. Ward Smith – We were not successful with the Chicago initiative. We hired some from Detroit Michigan.
Orson – Of the 41 instructional vacancies, is there a certified subject matter in each of those 41 class rooms?
Dr. Ward Smith – For the 41 vacancies we have, I don’t know if we have somebody certified. We could have subs in there. By the 10th day, we require a classroom to have an in field certified sub.
Orson – Since we’re past the 10 days since school started, we should know if we have certified subs.
Dr. Ward Smith – Some of these vacancies are only a few days old.
Orson – I’m told we are bumped up against waiver sized classes in many cases. We would like to get an analysis of class sizes.
Dr. Ward Smith – OK
[glossary slug=’interim-superintendent’]Interim Superintendent[/glossary] – Dr. Ward Smith mentioned the enrollment burst which is in many ways a compliment. As of September 4th, we have officially enrolled 99,703 students which is a record enrollment for DeKalb County. This controverted what has been a declining enrollment for several years. It speaks to the confidence of the parents in the system. We approach 100,000 students for the first time in this district.
McMahan – On the 99,703 number, is that K-12, charter, etc …
Dr Ward Smith – 99,7 I think it was almost 99,8 on Friday. It is inclusive of charter schools and PreK
It’s placed on the consent agenda without further discussion.
- FY2020 Salaries & Budget
- Notice of Property Tax Increase
- FY2020 – Tentative Budget
- HR and Financial Disarray – Report From State Audit
- $3,000 Raise – Q&A With The CFO
- Yea or Nay – Graduation Ceremonies at GWCC
- $3,000 – Teacher Raises Around Metro Atlanta
- Superintendent Green – Resignation Letter
- Chamblee – Jester Community Town Hall
- Options To Address E-SPLOST Budget Issues
- FY2020 – Tentative Budget – No Raise For Teachers
- Austin Elementary in the Crier
- Jester Community Town Hall
- Naming – New Elementary School in Doraville
- First Amendment At DeKalb Schools
- E-SPLOST Budget Overruns and Projects on Hold
- Old Austin Elementary School – Need Input
- Gym Floor Space By High School
- 1,000 More Seats Are Coming to Dunwoody High School
- Employee Compensation Update – March 30, 2019
- Expected 2019 Graduation Rate
- State Attorney General Not A Fan of Mini Sessions
- New Visitor and Volunteer Policy
- Call For Independent Auditor and Ethics Officer
- Employee Compensation Update – Feb 27, 2019
- Procurement Assessment Indicates Fraud at DeKalb Schools
- Enrollment Forecasting – How Does That Work
- Smaller Schools Are Better Schools
- DeKalb Schools Board Public Retreat
- Need Input – New Salary Schedules
- News Flash – Compensation Letter
- News & Updates – 2/5/2019
- Building Additions Vs Redistricting & Consolidating
- Architect’s Preliminary Report Chamblee Charter HS Building Additions
- Questions – New Teacher Salary Schedule
- Chamblee Cluster 7-Year Enrollment Forecasts
- Announcement – Compensation & Classification Salary Adjustments
- Update On Phase 2 Salary Steps for All Staff
- Chamblee Redistricting Superintendent Recommendation
- Dunwoody 7-Year Enrollment Forecasts
- 2019 Salary Schedules And Comparison
- New Step Structures for DeKalb Teachers
- 2018 CCRPI
- Chamblee Redistricting Options – Meeting 3
- College Admissions 101
- Graduation Schedule – DeKalb Schools Class of 2019
- DeKalb Schools 2018 CCRPI Scores
- Visitor and Volunteer Policy – Part II
- Chamblee Redistricting Options – Meeting 2
- Make Chamblee Charter HS Better Not Bigger
- Free Speech … For Some At DeKalb Schools … Part II
- DeKalb Schools Visitor and Volunteer Policy
- DeKalb Schools 2018-2019 Calendar
- Make Lakeside HS Better Not Bigger
- DeKalb Schools 2018 Graduation Rates
- Redistricting For Schools in Chamblee & Brookhaven
- News & Updates – 8/30/2018
- Delay in New Austin ES Opening
- School Readiness Report 2018-2019
- GOP Governor Runoff – Kemp has the Mo
- DeKalb Teachers Get a 2.5% Raise And Start Stepping
- July 2018 – New And Open Principal Report
- Chamblee German Teacher Controversy
- June 2018 – New And Open Principal Report
- Dr. Donnie Davis – New Peachtree Charter MS Principal
- TSA & Annexation – Legal Update
- School Councils Are Now Principal Advisory Councils
- City of Brookhaven Not a Fan of Briarcliff HS Site
- Support for DCSD Bus Drivers
- DeKalb Schools FY 2019 Preliminary Budget
- DeKalb Bus Driver Sick Out
- Location of New Cross Keys Brookhaven High School
- Where to Build the New Cross Keys Brookhaven High School
- Policy Input – Magnet Students Participate in Sports
- Dunwoody HS Trailer Park
- Metal Detectors at YOUR School
- Building Additions – Project Plan and Schedule
- Student Protests Wed – The Plan – County by County
- School Safety – What's the Plan?
- News & Updates – 2/23/2018
- DeKalb Schools New Hires
- Mega High School Construction Update
- Virtual Learning Make Up Days
- Adequate Space Requirements For Mega High Schools
- Student Chromebooks – Update
- Survey – Making Up Days Lost to Inclement Weather
- Lakeside HS Council Not A Fan of the Building Additions
- DeKalb Schools Make Up Days
- DeKalb Schools 2018 – 2020 Calendar
- Which DeKalb Schools Are Beating The Odds
- Protesting Cheerleaders at DHS – The Whole Story
- 2018-2020 Calendar Options
- Emergency Weather – What's The Plan?
- Atlanta & Atlanta Public Schools Annexing DeKalb
- Kids Doc on Wheels Medical Van
- DeKalb Schools 2017 Turnaround, Priority & Focus Schools
- Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremonies Schedule
- 2018-2020 Calendar Update
- DeKalb Turnaround Eligible Schools Trends 2015-2017
- DeKalb Schools – Free Speech….For Some?