DeKalb County School District officials released a statement this morning on the human resources chief not seen in the office since December and recently reassigned to another job in the district.
Brown, in the release, thanks the district for its support as he faces health challenges. He was demoted effective Monday to become “Specialist II Compliance” in the district’s facilities and operations division.
“I am committed to this organization,” Brown said, “and, in my new role, I will continue to support the vision and mission of the district.”
The district has not addressed the reason for Brown’s absence or whether he’s been paid since December, when coworkers last saw him in the office. The district also did not answer emails about whether Brown’s pay, currently about $175,000 annually, would change.
“A national search for a chief human capital management officer will begin immediately,” the release says, noting they expect a new person to start by the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.
Brown was demoted after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote about his mysterious absence, including the fact that he’d missed monthly Board of Education meetings in January and February.
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