Dunwoody Native to Challenge Stan Jester for DCSD Board of Education District 1 Seat

On Wednesday, November 6, Dunwoody native Andrew Ziffer launched his campaign for the District 1 seat on the DeKalb County Board of Education, which is currently held by Stan Jester. His agenda includes creating an atmosphere of collaboration between school officials and the community rather than one of division. “[I am] a firm believer that a community working together solving problems is much better than working apart or against each other,” Ziffer said. “Few people in District 1 are happy with the way the DeKalb Schools are being run. The incumbent has been elected twice, running with no opposition.” Ziffer has over eight years of volunteer service under his belt. He currently serves as a

Georgia’s Supreme Court Rules against DCSD for their breach in retirement payment to employees

The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled in favor of DeKalb County School District (DCSD) teachers and employees who sued DCSD and their board for not providing two years’ advance notice prior to suspending contributions to retirement funds─ an agreement previously made. “Although we would have liked to see a different outcome, we will move forward with the next phase of this process,” said former DCSD Superintendent R. Stephen Green. “We value the hard work of all DeKalb County School District employees. Despite the disposition of this case, we remain committed to our teachers and employees.” In 2011, Elaine Gold, Amy Shaye, and two other “current or former” DCSD employees sued the district and D

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