“Dr. Green, you didn’t have any idea what you stepped into, my brother,” began Decatur resident Willie Pringle during his public comments at the school board meeting early Monday evening. “But I wanna tell you it’s time to move on.”
Pringle’s remarks ended with many of the 200-plus attendees chanting, “Green’s got to go.”
Like Carstarphen, Green is expected to leave the district when his contract ends on June 30, 2020. The announcement was made in May, in a press release from the district where Green said he was leaving for personal reasons. The DeKalb County Board of Education did not renew Green's contract in 2018 or 2019, after approving one-year extensions in 2016 and 2017.
In addition to Green's impending departure, several of the district's top spots are currently being occupied by temporary leaders. District officials have said national searches were ongoing for a new superintendent as well as chief information officer. The chief information officer position, as well as leaders for its human resources, operations, legal and associate superintendent are all currently filled by interim leaders after several high-profile departures in the last 13 months.