Video – Work Session
Video – Business Meeting
Recap – Work Session
Dr. Thompson – The Executive Leadership Academy was started under Dr. Atkinson to support district goal #2 at that time which stated excellence in education personnel. The DeKalb School Board approved the first year of this last year. The academy was designed to prepare potential district leaders for local and district level positions as opportunities were made available.
Requested Action – It is requested that the Board of Education approve the use of Race To The Top (RT3) Funds in the amount of $118,616 for the remaining 2013-2014 session of the Executive Leadership Academy.
Mayfield – How does this fit into our strategy of using RT3 funds? There are 5 categories of focus areas. Which focus area does this address?
[glossary slug=’interim-superintendent’]Interim Superintendent[/glossary] – We want to re emphasize this was an initiative of the previous Superintendent. You all can share what her vision was.
Dr. Jose Boza (Director of the School District Charter Office) – The vision of the previous Superintendent was to address goal #2 under the education and excellence plan which was to look at leadership development in the district and develop a strong succession plan for leaders in the district.
Mayfield – Where there some specific competencies we were supposed to be addressing beyond leadership?
Dr. Boza – This goes back to RT3 which looks at great teachers and great leaders.
Mayfield – What are our post plans for measuring the effectiveness of these dollars?
Dr. Boza – We do. As part of the RT3 funds, we measure each of our leadership academies on a monthly basis and sometimes yearly basis. We are looking at 4 things. The evaluation through Mercer, asking the students how they like the class. Tracking the participants through promotions. Using the leader keys performance standards and the central office evaluation instrument to determine how the participants are scoring in the exemplary range. We make sure the course work and research relates back to the school needs.
Mayfield – When do we expect to have the results of those measurements?
Dr. Bosa – We will have them after the 3rd year.
Mr. McMahan – Are we within the originally allocated budget?
Dr. Thompson – Yes
Mr. McMahan – Are there any guarantees these participants will stay at DeKalb Schools?
Dr. Thompson – As part of the agreement, they have to stay an additional 3 years.
Dr. Carter – Should we determine that we want to discontinue this program, how would this money be redistributed?
Dr. Thompson – We would have to meet with Dr. Beasley to determine where to spend it.
Dr. Morley – This is the 2nd year of the 3 year program?
Dr. Thomson – Yes
Mr. McMahan – What are the consequences if they don’t fulfill their agreement to stay for 3 years?
Dr. Boza – The contract with the participant says they will refund their entire amount if they leave the district early.
Dr. Johnson – Is there any opposition to putting this on the consent agenda? At least 3 people don’t want it on the consent agenda.
Recap – Business Meeting
Dr. Carter – This comes to us as year 2 of a 3 year program. We support the development of leadership, but I’m struck by the dollar amount of this proposal, $118K for 8 people. I have reservations for this expense with limited impact. I’d like to see these resources allocated to the bridge initiative and closer to the school house.
Dr. Morley – I agree in a sense with Dr. Carter. But, we already promised this program to them. There is no morality or ethics in cutting them off in the middle.
This is only the second year. If we commit to this, then we are also committing to a 3rd year as well or dumping them in year 3.
Staff – Year 2 is $118K. Year 3 is $99K.
Dr. Morley – Was there a contract with Mercer for 3 years?
Dr. Boza – The contract says we can pull out if we don’t have the funds.
Dr. Morley – Do we have the funds and have we committed those funds.
Dr. Boza – The contract was written per year. Funds cannot be committed over a multi year span.
Orson – We have no legal obligation to continue.
Mayfield – This $350K for the program is 1% of the funds. A part of RT3 is supposed to be for leadership development.
Dr. Boza – We are already spending over $300K. We have 2 academies. One for the New Principal Academy, first year. Another one for new Principals, 2nd and 3rd year.
Vote: Fails 4-5
- Regional Town Hall Meetings For Parents
- DeKalb Schools 2020 Graduation Rates
- Black Lives Matter in DeKalb Schools
- Giving Grace Network – Hardships For Children
- DeKalb Schools 2018 and 2019 Independent Auditor’s Reports
- Sept Survey Results – Updated Input on Returning to School
- Teacher Town Hall – My Notes
- Football Spectators – Billboards – Teacher Town Hall
- DeKalb Schools Is Returning to Face to Face Learning
- Re-Open Athletics & Schedule
- Booster Club Policy Townhall
- Formula To Calculate Moving To Hybrid
- COVID-19 Cases Trending Down
- Divisive Statement By Dr. Joyce Morley
- Conditions To Move To Hybrid
- Sports – DeKalb Schools Delays Athletics
- School Virtual Opening Update
- Professional Development Institute
- DeKalb Schools Approved 2020-2021 School Calendar
- Micro-Schools – Students & Teachers Coming Together
- DeKalb Schools New 2020-2021 School Calendar
- Results – School Re Opening Survey
- DeKalb Notice of Property Tax Increase
- Opening Schools in Metro Atlanta
- DeKalb Schools Re-Opening Update
- Survey Results – DES 4/5 Academy Site Name
- DeKalb Schools Re-Opening Framework
- Public Input on Name of DES 4/5 Academy
- DeKalb Schools – FY2021 Budget Considerations
- Meeting 2 – Naming Committee – DES 4/5 Academy
- DeKalb Schools Approves TSA Settlement
- Cheryl Watson-Harris – DeKalb Schools Superintendent – Sole Finalist
- Meeting 1 – Naming Committee – DES 4/5 Academy
- Officially Naming the DES 4/5 Academy
- CDC’s Considerations For Schools
- Virtual Classrooms – The Future of DeKalb Schools
- Superintendent Search & Anna Hill, CPA, For Board of Education
- Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremonies
- FY2020 Metro Atlanta Teacher Salary Comparison
- Superintendent Crew – Positive Public Feedback
- Rudy Crew – DeKalb Schools Superintendent – Sole Finalist
- 2020 Graduation Ceremonies – Superintendent Student Advisory Council
- How Do I Claim My ‘A’ And Call It A Year
- DeKalb Schools – End Of Year Guide For Students And Families
- DeKalb Schools Closing – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Central Office Reorg
- 2021 Utilization Matrix
- DeKalb Schools Audit Policy Debate
- FAQ – Fall 2020 Redistricting Plan
- E-SPLOST V Revision Plan
- Fall 2020 Redistricting Elementary Schools
- Trailer Count Across DeKalb Schools
- Nancy Creek Elementary – Immediate Relief For Dunwoody & Chamblee Clusters
- Dunwoody Elementary School Redistricting & Utilization
- Removed SPLOST Projects & GO Bond
- Redistricting Round 4
- Correcting Operations Austin Redistricting Guidance
- DeKalb Schools Volunteer Policy
- New CFO – DeKalb Schools
- Dunwoody Cluster Redistricting – Round 3
- Doraville United Redistricting – Round 3
- 2019 – 7 Year Enrollment Forecasts – Dunwoody Elementary Schools
- 2019 Enrollment Forecasts For Chamblee & Cross Keys Elementary Schools
- Dunwoody – Elementary School – Growth Projections
- Interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson
- DeKalb Schools 2020-2021 Approved Calendar
- Tomorrow Vote Yes-Robert Miller And NO-Revised Ethics Act
- DeKalb Schools 2020-2021 Calendar
- New Visitor and Volunteer Policy
- DeKalb Schools Calendar FactChecker Poll
- Austin Elementary School Redistricting – Round 2
- 2020-2021 Calendar Options
- DeKalb Schools Calendar Update
- Jester Community Town Hall
- Doraville United Redistricting – Round 2
- DeKalb Schools E-SPLOST Project Recommendations
- Public Feedback Results – GO Bond & E-SPLOST Projects
- News & Updates – 10/7/2019
- AP Exams – Return on Investment
- Capacity Determination Guide
- Redistricting First Round Summary – Austin and Doraville United
- Meeting Tonight – Redistricting Dunwoody Cluster Elementary Schools
- Coffee Talk With Stan Jester And Friends
- IEP Accommodations Neglected
- DeKalb Schools 2019 Graduation Rates
- Redistricting – Geographic Proximity – Austin And Doraville United
- DeKalb Schools 2020 Graduation Schedule
- Air Conditioning at Chamblee Charter High School
- Not Fans of the GO Bond
- E-SPLOST/GO Bond Discussion Materials
- 2019 Chromebook Rollout Update
- Cross Keys HS – 2019 Milestones Results
- Redistricting Dunwoody Cluster Elementary Schools
- Chamblee Charter HS – 2019 Milestones Results
- Dunwoody HS – 2019 Milestones Results
- DeKalb School Calendar 2020-2021 Update
- New Principals And Assistant Principals
- Functional School Restrooms By Law
- Smaller Schools Are Better Schools
- Public Meetings – GO Bond & E-SPLOST Projects