Is DCSD seriously considering dropping German from the high schools? Apparently no German (or Latin) teacher received a contract and is “on hold” until May 11th. What about the kids who have already completed 2 years and need a third to meet their diploma requirements?
What’s up with that?
Nancy Jester, DeKalb County Board Of Education says on May 4, 2012 at 3:31 am Edit
“The DeKalb County School District is pleased to have a German Education
program. The positive effect on intellectual growth which enriches and
enhances a child’s mental development alone will open doors to other
cultures and help children understand and appreciate cultural diversity.
It is the DeKalb County School District’s intention to keep the German
Education program. Through the zero based budgeting process, several
categories of positions were considered as overstaffed. As we are
balancing the budget with the staff necessary to serve students’ needs,
several educators received a delay notification. Please note that this
delay notification is not synonymous with a non-renewal notification.
This is simply a request for additional time to balance allotments based
upon student needs. It is our intent to forward a contract to all
teachers who are within the District allotment of positions on or before
May 15, 2012.
Cheryl L. H. Atkinson, Ed.D.