The DeKalb County School Board voted to move several employees into consolidated central office positions but decided to freeze their pay raises, pending a review later this year.
Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson asked the board to promote three department directors to executive directors of their departments, which would give them increased responsibilities in the newly structured positions.
The board voted to appoint Sherry Everette, former director of the curriculum and instruction division, to executive director of her department; and Dan Drake, the former director of forecasting and planning in the operations division, to the executive director of transportation and planning of operations. Joyce Wimberly, formerly the director of school nutrition, will become the executive director of school nutrition; and former facilities, planning and construction director Joshua Williams will serve as the executive director of facilities management.
In late 2011, the district approved a plan to streamline