Meadows Neighborhood Questionnaire

Geddes responses to: “A Meadows neighborhood school board candidate research questionnaire” Several of these questions have been previously answered and are included on my website www.drjimgeddes.com. Please refer to this additional information as you wish. 1) What do you think are the top two biggest problems/challenges in the Douglas County School District? And what are your thoughts on how to deal with them? 1) Please see the website for my first … continue…

DAC Candidate Questionnaire

These questions were received from school SAC’s, students, community members, and parents. These questions were gathered from the DAC website and from the DAC candidate forum.  Submitted from Stone Mountain Elementary What do you see as the biggest challenges to our school district in the next 4 years and how will you address them? We must continue to administer the teacher pay for performance initiative and further attain teacher “buy … continue…

Douglas County Champion for Kids Survey Response

Waiting lists for our Charter Schools are too long and effectively diminish the opportunities and choice for those students and parents denied admission.  Additional Charter school construction/expansion is desirable in areas where we are seeing an increase in school age population growth. Teacher/student ratios are still not optimal at all schools.  We should work on funding additional teacher positions at the schools where the student census requires additional teachers for … continue…

Why Jim Geddes is the man for the job.

1)     Why are you seeking this position? Providing a high quality education for our children is one of our most important societal responsibilities. After spending 30 years as a student myself, and observing my own children’s education experience — and simultaneously watching our nation’s young people fall further behind the children of other developed countries, I chose to become more directly involved in the efforts to improve our education systems. … continue…

Open Letter to Andrew…

Andrew, Within the attachment below are my answers to your good questions. Regarding your question “What ideas do you have to improve the school district?” — I have a few additional thoughts which are not included in the attachment. As I learn more of the details of the various issues facing the school district, I may develop further thoughts. Continue to enhance the overall quality of our teachers by providing … continue…