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Rob Goodman Runs for Fulton School Board

The Roswell resident wants to unseat District 1 incumbent Linda Schultz.

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Rob Goodman of Roswell has announced his candidacy for the Fulton County School Board, District 1, who has held the seat for the past eight years.

Goodman is a decorated Vietnam War combat pilot and a retired Captain of Delta Air Lines. He and his wife have lived in Roswell for 28 years. During those years, he has had three children educated through Fulton County Schools at what were some of the best public education facilities in the country, at the time.

He strongly supported family involvement in the schools and in 1986, began serving as a PTA volunteer at Mt. Park Elementary School. Subsequently, he served on and chaired the Local School Advisory Boards (LSAC) at Crabapple Middle School and Roswell High School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence under the guidance of Tom Zachary.

He is confident that his many years of participation with youth education in public schools, combined with extracurricular activities such as coaching sports and Boy Scouts, will allow him to represent the best interests of the community, the parents, and the students of Fulton County as a member of the Board of Education.

The campaign committee, Friends of Rob Goodman, has been registered with the State of Georgia. Visit Goodman's campaign website to learn more.

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Lisa Machado May 31, 2012 at 04:32 AM
DEFINITE change is needed with the school board!
Carol Sadler June 04, 2012 at 05:51 PM
I hope the citizens of Fulton County will read the following links and case history of AW vs Fulton County School District. This horrific student abuse and school/system wide cover-up happened under Linda Schultz's watch. I watched and listened to Linda Schultz testify she never has even read the Fulton County Abuse Investigation Report. WHY?? Is teacher abuse of a classroom of special needs non-verbal children not worth Linda's time? This one case alone has cost Fulton County citizens hundreds of thousands of dollars and it is still not over. It is definately time for change! http://iepadvocate4you.blogspot.com/2012/02/favorable-decision-in-aw-vs-fulton.html http://iepadvocate4you.blogspot.com/2011/08/fulton-county-report-of-investigation.html http://iepadvocate4you.blogspot.com/2011/08/gpsc-investigation-report-of-melanie.html http://iepadvocate4you.blogspot.com/2011/08/abuse-cover-up-on-spec-needs-students.html
Voter for transparency June 04, 2012 at 07:33 PM
According to his website, Rob Goodman's team is made up of several of the most outspoken supporters of Fulton Science Academy. In fact, his "education policy advisor" is a member of Fulton Science Academy's governing board. As a voter, I want to know if this means Goodman supports the actions taken by the FSA board and if he supports a lack of transparency in charter schools? Who is contributing to Goodman's campaign? Is he accepting money from people at the Grace Institute, which profits from doing business with Fulton Science Academy? Although it's legal, I want to know. Is he being supported by ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council )? Another question for Goodman - is he in favor of American charter schools being operated by uncertified H1B visa holders over American licensed and certified teachers? Has he been to a diaolgue dinner at the Instanbul Center yet? Been on his free trip to Turkey yet?
Voter for transparency June 04, 2012 at 07:34 PM
That should read "dialogue dinner at the Istanbul Center."
Datch June 08, 2012 at 06:07 PM
No one received a free trip to Turkey. I am all for reporting the truth, but surely, no one would want to publicly report information as factual when it is actually based on rumors or incorrect data. That is at least what we teach children to do when commenting publicly. Check your facts first, and don't believe everything you read.
Roswell Parent July 22, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Just to make sure everyone is up to date.... Transparency's comments were made before a full audit was released about the supposed FSA mismanagement. It cleared every single accusation and questioned the school board's integrity. I still think the strangest part is that Dr. Avossa had a 90 minute briefing with the AJC about his “audit” results before they were even given to FSA. The school system did not provide FSA an opportunity to review or comment on the report before publicly releasing it, as set forth in its own audit procedures. If they had, most, if not all, of the points in the report would not have been an issue at all. Makes me think the whole thing was to get public opinion to back the fact that they shut down the #1 middle school in Fulton county.

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