DeKalb grand jury wants school probe

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DECATUR, Ga. — A grand jury is calling for a special investigation of the DeKalb County school board.

The DeKalb County Superior Court grand jury has recommended that a special grand jury look into the county school board, saying it’s clear that the school system remains top-heavy and suffers from a perception of conflicts of interest and waste.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the grand jury blamed the board for taking nearly two years to find a permanent replacement for former superintendent Crawford Lewis.

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James called the report “explosive” and says it’s something that has to be taken very seriously.

About 95,000 students are enrolled in the system.

. District spokesman Walter Woods says the system is prepared to cooperate fully with any investigation.

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Craig Spinks
Craig Spinks 12/30/11 - 10:26 am
KUDOS to the DeKalb County

KUDOS to the DeKalb County grand jury for investigating the DCSS.

Now, let's see if this grand jury has the guts to provide the DCSS first-class, as opposed to half-***, scrutiny.

Asitisinaug 12/30/11 - 12:21 pm
The grand jury hit the nail

The grand jury hit the nail on the head for this school board and many others. If we don't get schools back into the business of education and discipline we are going to continue to waste tax dollars with no positive results.

Sweet son
Sweet son 12/30/11 - 04:59 pm
Wonder if any of the local

Wonder if any of the local boards need to be investigated? Also, I know that Richmond is trying to stay with it's board Superintendant but is it getting close to making a decision on Mr. Roberson's tenure. I have nothing against him and I hope he makes a full recovery but is it time?

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