So, how does it feel to have lived through a small piece of history that has completely changed the way the system works? I’m glad this is in place for future school systems, it’s just too bad that Clayton County Public Schools was the template used to get it passed.
Nevertheless, CCPS is still working hard to erase the past and move forward, and the system is getting there slowly but surely.
During the SACS Review Team’s April visit CCPS fell short on four mandates, which included: “Committing to an ethics policy governing the actions of school board members; implementing a comprehensive, strategic planning process at the school, and district, levels; conducting a review of the school system’s organizational structure, and establishing an articulated action plan for dealing with the resolution of conflicts involving staff members and school board members,” as per the Clayton News-Daily. Tonight Superintendent Edmond Heatley will report on that visit, and results are expected to be positive.
Additionally, four public hearings will be held today at the CCPS Administrative Complex (1058 Fifth Avenue, Jonesboro), to discuss teacher salaries (10:30 AM and 5:00 PM) and the 2011 budget (11:30 AM and 6:00 PM), with the monthly board meeting to also be held at 6:00 PM. Public comments are welcomed at all of these meetings.
Do you think Senate Bill 84 will make a difference for future public school systems in a similar predicament? Will you attend any of these meetings and voice your opinion and/or concerns?
FORUM TONIGHT: Republican challengers running against Democrat David Scott will hold a forum tonight from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Comfort Suites Atlanta Airport, 5087 Clark Howell Highway.) Candidates scheduled to debate are: Mike Crane, Hank Dudek, Chip Flanegan, Deborah Honeycutt, Dave Orr, and Rupert Parchment.