• Petitioned Atlanta Board of Education

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Atlanta Board of Education
Member, Atlanta Board of Education
Cecily Harsch-Kinnae
Member, Atlanta Board of Education
LaChandra Butler-Banks
Member, Atlanta Board of Education
Brenda J. Muhammad
Member, Atlanta Board of Education
Nancy Meister
Member, Atlanta Board of Education
Yolanda Johnson
Member, Atlanta Board of Education
Courtney English
Chair, Atlanta Board of Education
Reuben McDaniel
Vice Chair, Atlanta Board of Education
Byron Amos
Member, Atlanta Board of Education
Emmett D. Johnson

Extend Erroll Davis

    1. Andrea Knight
    2. Petition by

      Andrea Knight

      Atlanta, GA

We ask the Atlanta Board of Education to extend Erroll Davis's contract as interim superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools to December 2014.

Atlanta's next superintendent matters.  Most APS superintendents serve 10 or more years.  With the election November 5, 2013, this board isn't in a good position to recruit the best superintendent.  Four board members have announced they are unlikely to seek reelection.  With the recent CRCT scandal and SACS probation, others may face challengers.

The election year handicaps the search process.  The best applicants for Atlanta's next superintendent can't meet the board that will supervise their first year.  The best applicants can't even be confident they would be permitted to continue when the new board members begin their terms in January 2014.

Erroll Davis is the best person to serve as interim superintendent.  Davis has proven he is a non-political leader, capable of making tough decisions.  Davis came to APS at a moment of chaos, following a decade of turmoil and educational neglect.  He restored a significant measure of stability and trust, earning him the support of Atlanta's mayor and many APS parents and teachers.  Extending Davis's contract provides stability that permits our children to learn and grow.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 200 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Florence Cook ATLANTA, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Mr. Davis has learned too much and developed too strong of a strategy. Even an outstanding candidate could not serve the district so well over the next two years because he or she would be starting from scratch.

    • Sarah-Nell Walsh ATLANTA, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Davis has helped restore credibility to a system facing substantial issues. He is a strong, logical and fair leader who is not afraid to make tough decisions. Davis has addressed critical issues including a difficult redistricting battle, and he has a strategic plan to take our schools to the next level. An extension of Davis’ contract will provide much-needed stability until a new school board takes office in January 2014, and ideally this new board will lead the search for our next superintendent.

    • Amanda Schroeder ATLANTA, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Mr Davis has brought leadership, direction, and stability to APS. He needs to be able to continue the job he has set out to do.

    • Margaret Olson ATLANTA, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Erroll Davis has shown himself to be fair and equitable to all APS families. In order to ensure, the next superintendent for APS is the best fit for our City, please extend Superintendent Davis until December 2014.

    • Dale Kartushyn ATLANTA, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The health of APS is critical to the success of Atlanta and its citizens. Mr. Davis is well supported by parents who are actively involved in improving our schools and as such should be encouraged to remain and follow through on the vision


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