Williams Oinonen LLC filed suit today on behalf of our client Ms. Denise Davis, a courageous whistleblower and former DeKalb County School District Human Resources Administrator who contends that the DeKalb County Schools unlawfully RIF’d DeKalb County educators throughout the District by failing to comply with the Georgia Reduction in Force statute O.C.G.A. § 20-2-948 and their own District policy.
Specifically, she alleges in her complaint that they circumvented the RIF requirement to consider job performance as the primary factor by eliminating entire positions, then creating new titles that were in effect the same jobs that had been eliminated but were now simply under a different name upon which they selected new hires based on favoritism, friendship, or familial status.
Unfortunately, the District continues to deny Ms. Davis’ lawful request for a hearing before the DeKalb County Board of Education so that she may avoid expensive and costly litigation to the DeKalb taxpayers and to herself forcing her to file this lawsuit.
Tomorrow the DeKalb County Board of Education has a hearing before the State Board of Education to determine whether a recommendation will be made to the Governor to remove them from office.