Dr. Tekshia M. Ward-Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer
99 new contracted employees
243 new non contracted employees
The new non contracted employees is due to increasing our substitute pool in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act. We have a new substitute time management process in place. We have invited a number of retired teachers to come back and teach.
I have provided to you a folder of information to you that I’d like to reference. In that folder is the vacancy report as of of today’s date, Oct 7th. We show that we have a total of 49 vacancies. Of those 49, 7 are Title I positions. Essentially 42 instructional vacancies plus 7 Title I Vacancies.
The next attachment I have provided, Mr. Orson, you asked how we compare to other districts. This is a comparison from the state in terms of how we compare in resignations to other districts. The numbers you have before you are the teachers for October 2011. The teachers, by district, that were on roster for March 2011. Of those teachers that were on roster for March 2011, how many still remain in October of 2011. Note, that was done for 2011, October 2012 and we are currently in October of 2013.
We are completing our FTE and CCPI report this month. That information will be forthcoming in December. I call your attention to the different attrition and retention rates per district over the course of those school years.
Can you summarize what the report shows for those in the audience?
DeKalb ranked 91 percentile in October 2011 regarding retention. There were 2 districts above us, Cobb County and Gwinnett. There were 3 districts that ranked below DeKalb, Fulton, Rockdale and APS for the school year October 2011. Once again, we retained 91% of our teachers. October 2012 shows that we retained 88% of our teachers. October 2013 will be provided by the state in December.
The last document as it relates to vacancies, is a summation of the teachers that left the school district. For 2011, a total 540. 2012, a total of 684. 2013, a total of 852 left.
Are the retention numbers based on the net positions filled or based on the actual turnover?
If your retention rates are guided relative to the number of individuals that leave that’s one particular number. In the district, we cut a number of positions.
Right, and as it relates to student performance …
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There’s nothing that prohibits us from providing more than the minimally required information in these reports. Mr. Coleman has asked for that, hopefully we can find a way to report it. One of the questions I asked was on the impact of class sizes.
When I look at the teacher resignation data, there is a significant upward trend for teachers seeking positions outside our system.
The contract not accepted was a code we added this year. When comparing DeKalb to other districts it’s important to note no other system had 6 years of no furloughs, step increases and cost of living adjustments. So, it’s important to note that information is inherent in our numbers. Certainly, I will take your comments back to the Superintendent.
Please include Clayton with your metro school system analysis.
This item will be placed on the consent agenda.
- Moving the Magnet and the Middle School In Chamblee
- DeKalb E-SPLOST Program Budget and GO Bonds
- 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 2019-2020 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