Michael Thurmond

Dekalb County Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond during the May 4, 2015 meeting of the Dekalb County School Board (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Dekalb Superintendent Pushes For Employee Wage Increases As Search Continues For His Replacement

Calling it “a historical inequity that has existed in the Dekalb School District”, Superintendent Michael Thurmond is proposing a pay increase for the lowest paid workers in the district. Thurmond, who has been with the […]

WAOK-AM–15 hours ago

(l-r) Bishop Quincy Carswell, John Evans, Cornelius Stafford, and Rev. Timothy McDonald  prepare to address the Dekalb County School Board (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

DeKalb Cancels Contract Of School Superintendent Search Firm With Thurmond Preferred

The DeKalb County Board of Education, by a unanimous vote, has terminated its contract with PROACT. The company had been hired to oversee the search for the next DeKalb County School Superintendent. The contract of […]

WAOK-AM–05/05/2015

Current Dekalb Superintendent Michael Thurmond's contract ends in June (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Head Of DeKalb Superintendent Search Forced Out Of Previous Job After Allegedly Making Inflammatory Statements

In a surprising development, published reports indicate that there are questions swirling concerning the past of the man in charge of finding DeKalb County’s next Superintendent of Schools. A Chicago Sun Times story dated April […]

WAOK-AM–05/03/2015

Current Dekalb Superintendent Michael Thurmond's contract ends in June (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Dekalb County Schools: Public Being Asked “What They’d Like To See In The Next Superintendent”

The fourth of six public meetings will be held tonight, Tuesday, February 10, 2015, as the Dekalb County School Board continues the search for a Superintendent. Michael Thurmond’s contract expires in June. Tonight’s public meeting […]

WAOK-AM–02/10/2015

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Major Security Upgrades As Students Head Back To School In Dekalb County

Atlanta (WAOK) The more than 100,000 students that are beginning a new school year today in metro Atlanta’s Dekalb County School District will notice some security upgrades. The added buzz-in cameras at every school and […]

WAOK-AM–08/11/2014

Photo by Jean Ross WAOK-AM

Official: Suspect In Custody In Elementary School Shooting

The superintendent of DeKalb County schools says police have a suspect in custody after reports of gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school.

08/20/2013

Current Dekalb Superintendent Michael Thurmond's contract ends in June (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Michael Thurmond Joins LJW On Power Talk

Former Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond joined LJW on today’s show. Thurmond is currently the interim superintendent of the DeKalb County School District, the third largest district in the state of Georgia. The district serves nearly […]

92.9 The Game–08/12/2013

Dekalb County School Superintendent Michael Thurmond Talks Education and The National Black Arts Festival Reignites Passion For Black Arts

Continuing our Back to School push, this weekend Cynthia sits down with Dekalb County School Superintendent Michael Thurmond  talks class size, free lunch, budget and the direction of a system in turmoil  as school starts […]

WAOK-AM–08/01/2013

The Mo Ivory Show: Michael Thurmond Named Interim Superintendent of Dekalb County Schools

The DeKalb Board of Education has named former labor commissioner Michael Thurmond as their interim superintendent. Board commissioner Eugene Walker states, “We are delighted Mr. Thurmond has agreed to serve as our interim superintendent…our school district is facing […]

WAOK-AM–02/11/2013

Ad Preys On Georgia Unemployed

A recent scam is preying on the unemployed in Georgia.

01/06/2011