It is 2013 and The Dekalb School Board is the subject of much conversation in the community, the media and even with the Dekalb Senate delegation.
There have been some who have openly asked Governor Nathan Deal to intervene to fix what the voters and business community of Dekalb screwed up by suspending the current board.
This writer finds it amusingly interesting there is so much concern now after the votes have been cast and the decision by SACS to place our school system on probation for one year.
I state that it is amusing regarding the current concerns being expressed by so many in our community. On August 19, 2010 I wrote an article in CrossRoadsNews online about SACS letter asking the School System to respond to seven questions.
The reality is many in Dekalb knew the status of the accreditation of our schools was being viewed by SACS and the voters, community, civic leaders and the business leaders help to elect or re-elect the very people to the school board who were in part the problems of concern being expressed by SACS.
I do not have personal contact with Governor Deal; however, if I did I would ask him not to intervene in the crap created by the people of DeKalb County.
I would ask the Governor to tell the people of DeKalb if they are not satisfied with the state or current circumstance of their school district then the citizens of DeKalb should take whatever steps necessary to recall the school board members who are the cause of the problems of the school system.
Those members who are currently on the board in my view should now realize they have failed the children of DeKalb, the families of DeKalb, the businesses of DeKalb and most important the future of DeKalb as a county where the quality of the schools would cause family and businesses to want to locate to our county.
We as residents of DeKalb County are in a very dangerous place since so few of us time to be involved in the political process. We tend to allow our votes to be influenced by groups and people we know nothing about.
Now it is also funny the Dekalb Senate delegation two years later are concerned about the DeKalb School System. To the DeKalb Senate delegation Chairman Emanuel Jones please ask the Governor to allow the citizens of DeKalb to take responsibility and address the issue with our county school system.
To the current members of the Board of Education please consider resigning now and allow a new board the opportunity to fix the problem you have created for the children, families and businesses of DeKalb.
I realize it would be a blow to your ego to step down, but ask yourself has your time on the board made our school system a better system. If you can say to yourself and believe your time has made the system better for our children and communities then I suggest you continue until the next election and please do not seek re-election.
On the other hand if you ask yourself the above question and your answer is your time on the board has not made our school system better please resign now.
I believe many of you on the board have had plenty of time to make meaningful measurable progress for our school system and now it IS the time for significant changes by you to be made for the county and school you claim you want to serve. PLESASE, RESIGN NOW FOR THE GOOD OF THE CHILDREN, FAMILES, COMMUNITES AND FUTURE OF DEKALB COUNTY.