Dunwoody's Stan Jester, who announced his candidacy for the DeKalb Board of Education in January, will become District one's representative to the DeKalb Board of Education when he takes office in January 2015. No other candidate qualified for District 1.
Congratulations to Stan and to District 1. We couldn't ask for a more qualified and and engaged representative. Most know that Stan is the husband of former District 1 BOE member Nancy Jester, who is running for Georgia State School Superintendent.
More on Stan - Stan Jester website
More on Nancy - Nancy Jester website
I love how Nancy first branded herself - "A Mom with a Calculator" - take a few minutes to watch her video which lays out the funding for education and how the spend per student varies dramatically by District.
A Mom with a Calculator
She is spot on in her assessment and recommendations on the critical need for parents and taxpayers to know and understand how much of our tax dollars go to overhead such as "administration" and other operation expenses. And to see the year over year trend of these line items as a percent of spend against dollars that go directly to student instruction. From that we should be able to develop "Score Cards" to compare and contrast this spend against other districts, as well as qualify the quality of education vs. the spend by District, which gets back to accountability at the local level.
I'm Just Sayin' - its fantastic to have Stan representing District 1 and it would be great for the State of Georgia to have Nancy as our State Superintendent!