DeKalb school board member Don McChesney lost his District 2 seat to challenger Marshall Orson. Here is McChesney’s farewell statement:
Ladies and gentlemen. Tonight I would like to take a few minutes to comment on my four years on the DeKalb Board of Education. I would first like to sincerely thank the voters of District 2 for allowing me the honor of representing you for the last four years. It has been a challenging four years with very few dull moments.
I would also like to thank my colleagues for their contributions to my education about board service. I have truly learned something from each one of you, both past and present.
I have worked for three superintendents in 4 years. I have definitely been broken in properly. My experiences are probably more like having served multiple terms. I definitely know what change is about.
Please allow me to give a few thoughts on areas that we all need to work on. Let’s look at how this school system appears to define diversity. The