Proposed 2016-2017 School Organization Attendance Zone Adjustments And Bond Financing

Hello everyone.

I would like you to look at the following proposals given to the BOE on Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012. It includes a great deal of information about redistricting and school organization or reorganization. It includes things like a 6-12 school model. I would love to hear your comments on that. It also proposes the BOE voting on purchasing a bond(s) to accelerate the construction process. One bond would be in the $80 million range and a more aggressive bond for $130 million. Both would speed up the construction process by about 6 months. The money in interest and fees on the $80 million bond would be approximately $6 million. Please let me hear from you on this issue. Also let me know any thoughts you have on the original philosophy of pay as you go. That was the superintendent’s original idea. I do not know who changed the philosophy and when it occurred.

Proposed 2016-2017 School Organization Attendance Zone Adjustments And Bond Financing

Thanks,
Don

KPMG Forensic Audit

Hello everyone,

I would like you to know that the KPMG forensic (draft) audit has been put on the school systems website. Please click here to view the thirty one page report.

http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/news-and-info/press-releases/KPMG-draft-audit.pdf

It has some enlightening comments made about our financial and human resources department. It also indicates how many times the direction of the Board of Education was not followed. It also substantiates many of the questions that I have been asking along with my colleagues Dr. Pam Speaks, and Nancy Jester.

It is my personal belief that this report does belong to the public. It is your tax money that paid for the study. The report at least intimates that we have antiquated accounting procedures and software. In fact in some cases it seems we had no procedures at all. It is important to me that we find out who made the decisions to not follow policy and why.

Please feel free to comment with your thoughts and questions.

Thank you everyone. It is my hope that each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends and pause to give thanks for the many blessings we have.

Don McChesney