It is a sad social, educational and community commentary six members of the Dekalb County School Board have individually and collectively damage the integrity and future of the quality of education of our children.
Not only is the educational integrity of our children and schools being damaged by some school board members, every consideration possibly considered by a company thinking to locate to DeKalb could be reconsidered.
This sad saga by some school board members who refuse to resign is believed by this writer is based solely on the personal Ego’s of each of the six school board members.
It is being reported the three remaining school board members issued a statement reading in part “We find ourselves in a unique and confusing situation with only three of us authorized to act by virtue of the federal court order, the Dekalb Board of Education will lack a quorum to conduct any business until such time as there is a decision in the legal matter.”
This writer find it inconceivable the school board members who are the focus of the controversy impacting our school system do not see the importance of each of them individually and collectively resigning for the future educational stability of our school system.
This writer previously wrote an article which was posted in the online version of this paper onAugust 19, 2010about the issue of concern by (SACS) which have not been addressed by the members of concern on this board. Yet these members who are the center of concern today have not address the questions asked by (SACS) over two years ago.
It is inexcusable for the “Sorry Saga of Six School Board Members” of the DeKalb Board of Education to publicly state they would like time to address the issues presented by (SACS).
For those sad six members of the board who seem in this writers view determined not to resign and are committed to getting a definitive ruling on whether the law allowing Gov. Nathan Deal to act is constitutional, apparently have refocused the primary questions of concern from their individual and collective inability to effectively and professionally manage the affairs of the DeKalb County School Board.
It is interesting board member Jesse “Jay” Cunningham stated “I’m standing before you asking you to stand behind me and let me finish my term.” Mr. Cunningham’s statement implies he will not seek re-election in 2014. If it is the goal of Mr. Cunningham and perhaps the other five members not to seek re-election what is prohibiting each of them from re-signing now and challenge the legal questions later.
This writer is convinced there is a real reason why the DeKalb school system is in the condition it is in now. However, the real question is are the sorry sad six members of the DeKalb School Board willing to do what is best for DeKalb County by resigning now?