Dunwoody’s representative on the DeKalb School Board issued a statement for the first time regarding a recent report that put the district on probation; In it, she pointed out many of the financial problems cited by the district’s oversight agency were unearthed months earlier by her, only to be met by “stonewalling and deception” by school staff.
Representative Nancy Jester, in a blog post on Wednesday night, noted her whistleblower items could help in her ouster from the board, if Gov. Nathan Deal takes the action to disband the nine-member body in the coming weeks due to its probationary status.
Two weeks ago, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which oversees the district, wrote a 20-page report that details systemic problems in the state’s third-largest district.
The report alleges that the board is rife with nepotism, that some board members act independently