Thursday, January 15, 2015

DeKalb Superintendent Search Doomed From the Start

ICEO of DeKalb, Lee May, dipped his toes into the school system's turf earlier this week. May wants to assist the school board in selecting its new superintendent.  May (and others such as Rep Scott Holcomb) wants a few of DeKalb's outstanding citizens on a Selection Committee.  

First, here's a list of people suggested by May and Co.

The selection committee would consist of 14 members and be comprised of the following:
2 Board of Education members
1 Superintendent Michael Thurmond
1 DeKalb County CEO
1 DeKalb County Board of Commissioner
1 DeKalb Chamber of Commerce member
1 DeKalb Development Authority member
1 DeKalb State Representative
1 DeKalb State Senator
1 DeKalb PTSA member
1 ODE member
1 NAACP member
1 Leadership DeKalb member
1 Georgia Association of Educators member

Although we at DunwoodyTalk have been quiet as of late, we've created a few more slots for the Selection Committee.  Unlike Lee May and Co. we have included at least one member from the Hispanic community.

1 DeKalb District 5 Commissioner 
1 Dunwoody Homeowners Association
1 Druid Hills Civic Association
1 Heery-Mitchell 
1 Zo's Pizza
1 Alexander & Associates
2 DeKalb School Watch

1 Dunwoody Crier 
1 The Champion Newspaper
1 DeKalb Sheriff's Office
1 New Birth Missionary
 1 Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation
1 Homeschooling Mom