Parents who contend that the Cobb school board isn’t listening to them were vindicated by the Cobb grand jury, which released a report criticizing the board for “operating in a manner that severely limits the open and public debate of school policy decisions prior to vote and implementation.”
A story in the Marietta Daily Journal today reports:,
The grand jurors also recommended a stern followup measure for the board, saying it should be formally reviewed by future grand juries “no less than 4 times per year.”
On Dec. 1, a subcommittee of the grand jury heard from Dr. John Abraham, who was then chairman of the school board; current Chairwoman Lynnda Crowder-Eagle; Superintendent Fred Sanderson; and Glenn Brock, the board’s attorney.
According to the presentments, the discussions focused in part on the new balanced calendar that starts school on the first Monday of August. Board members approved the three-year calendar just weeks earlier, on Nov. 12, after dozens of parents