After a federal judge today removed a stay on Gov. Nathan Deal’s decision to remove six members of the DeKalb County school board, the governor said the process he began last week will move forward. Deal also announced that the State Transportation Board member from the 4th Congressional District, Robert Brown of DeKalb County, will join Brad Bryant as a second liaison to the county’s school board to monitor progress.
“Given the gravity of this situation, I greatly appreciate Robert Brown accepting my request to serve as a liaison to the DeKalb board. He and Brad Bryant will make a great team to work with me, the DeKalb board and Superintendent Michael Thurmond to make sure that the system puts the students first.” said DealRobert L. Brown? Why not hire Vernon Jones as your liaison? Here's a little bit of Mr. Robert L. Brown in the news:
Evidence Shows Wiretaps in DeKalb Corruption InvestigationHow convenient? Is R.L. Brown a true advocate for fixing the DeKalb School System, or a dedicated supporter of the Friends & Family program, looking to protect the DeKalb Jobs and Financial Fraud organization masquerading as a school system?
The records filed in DeKalb County Superior Court shed new light on potential evidence in the case, including four discs containing recorded cellphone conversations, texts and location information.
A special grand jury has been looking into allegations of bribery and bid rigging in DeKalb County's Watershed Department and other county contract irregularities. There has also been a recent focus on the County CEO, Burrell Ellis.
One of the warrants authorized investigators to get lists of phone numbers for incoming and outgoing calls at a Decatur architecture firm, R.L. Brown and Associates.
Ellis has acknowledged using a phone near the lobby of that office to make his campaign calls. State law prohibits him from making those calls from his county office.
Robert Brown confirmed that phone number is connected to a trunk line, used by so many employees and others that call data would not be able to be traced to an individual. Investigators noted they did not end up executing that warrant.
And does anyone know of how many contracts R.L. Brown And Associates has received from DeKalb County School System? And what about future contracts? Will his firm be able to bid on the design of the SPLOST schools being built in the next couple of years? I sure hope Brad Bryant keeps his eyes open and his head on a swivel. A step forward? Time will tell.
So was it the DeKalb Delegation asking the governor to appoint R.L. Brown to 'assist" with our DeKalb School System?
See south DeKalb report on this topic HERE (thanks to SDOC for the link)