Monthly Archives: January 2014

DeKalb County School District – Legislative Priorities

Hold on to your wallets because the 2014 Georgia Legislative Session started last week.  The DeKalb Board of Education discussed the following legislative agenda items at the 01/06/2014 Work Session (Video and Transcript).  The DeKalb Legislative Delegation is requested to actively support each priority along with the Governor and the collective membership of the Georgia General Assembly.  The Superintendent recommended focusing on increased state funding.  The other items will be discussed further at the board retreat.
DCSS – Increase State QBE Funding – With increasing limited resources it is critical that any updates to the QBE formula are initiated with proper funding to support the formula figures.
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Keep Calm and Vote Jester

This week I announced my candidacy for the District 1 seat on the DeKalb Board of Education. You can learn more about me and the issues at my website,
I am a parent, active school volunteer, education blogger and IT professional. I am dedicated to reforms in DeKalb that put the classroom first and protect the taxpayer from wasteful spending.
I will bring an important technical perspective to the board. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin and bring over 20 years of experience in technology and data analysis. My professional experience includes developing business intelligence data systems that drive executive decisions as well as complex, multinational software development.
My most important job is being a parent. Nancy and I have three children attending public school in DeKalb. I know firsthand the condition of our schools and the challenges of parents and teachers. I am invested in the success of DeKalb’s schools and will bring an important and effective voice to the DeKalb Board of Education.
This May, “Keep Calm and Vote Jester”.