Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Here home blog that comments on SACS findings shows Jester was elemental in uncovering some of the district's financial mismanagment since she came to the board two years ago.
Nancy Jester has come out swinging in her latest blog to constituents, claiming that the findings of a board oversight body unearthed systemic financial misdeeds in the district she says she herself uncovered months before the Southern Association Colleges and Schools put the distrct on probation. Jester claims in her blog posting she was met with "stonewalling and deception" when she asked staff about financial miscues she said became apparent in her personally accounting how much the district was spending in utilities, legal fees and other items. Jester noted the irony that the same SACS report that relied heavily on her own findings, which she downplayed as being produced by a "a mom with a caluclator," - though Jester is a trained …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Students in the City Schools of Decatur come back to class on Thursday, Jan. 3. DeKalb students return Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Schools and governmental offices will close soon for Christmas and winter break. Here are the schedules. DeKalb County Schools No classes Monday, Dec. 24-Monday, Jan. 7. Classes resume Tuesday, Jan. 8. School administrative offices closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 4. Dunwoody City Government City hall closed Monday, Dec. 24; Tuesday, Dec. 25; Monday, Dec. 31; and Tuesday, Jan. 1. Garbage pickup: Service for Dec. 24 and 25 will be on Dec. 26. Service for Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 will be on Jan. 2. DeKalb County Government Most offices closed Tuesday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Jan. 1. Garbage pickup: No collection Tuesday, Dec. 25. That service will move to Dec. 26 with the regular collection schedule resuming Dec. 27. Yard waste and blue box recycling services…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A financial audit of the school board shows that cuts to the central office may not have been executed as the school board approved in 2010.
An audit released ahead of Monday night’s DeKalb School board meeting shows that the salary expense of the district’s office could have exceeded by $20 million from 2010 to 2011, according to wsbtv.com. The audit report is in contrast to an ostensible shrink in the budget of the central office when the board approved in 2010 of cutting 150 jobs to save more than $10 million. But there’s a discrepancy now as to how many positions may have actually been cut, according to the report. The finance department reported 148 cuts, while the human resource department counted 109.