With tonight’s meeting on the further winnowing of the potential school closing list and this morning’s session of the school board, DeKalb County is dominating local school news today.
According to the AJC:
The school board voted Tuesday morning to give interim superintendent Ramona Tyson the authority to reduce up to 430 positions, board chairman Tom Bowen told the AJC.
The exact number of employees will be determined May 30, Bowen said.
The layoffs are needed to help with an anticipated $115 million shortfall.
I plan to attend the meeting tonight of the citizen task force charged with recommending which schools to close and will post an update. I suspect that it will be another packed house as last week’s meeting was standing room only.
Any good news on the school front lately? Feel free to post about your winning science, debate or problem-solving teams. We need a shot of positive serum amid all this bleak cutting. (I was counting on a Race to the Top win yesterday to boost spirits, but maybe next round.)