Are Georgia school systems hiring the wrong leaders or are bad school boards driving out good people?
We’ve seen a lot of school chief turnover of late, with DeKalb leading the pack.
And now the Bibb County school board voted 7-1 Monday to part ways with its controversial Superintendent Romain Dallemand.
The Macon Telegraph reports that the school system will pay Dallemand $350,000 to leave three years ahead of schedule.
Dallemand introduced the Macon Miracle, an ambitious plan to turn around the schools with a little bit of every sort of reform including Chinese. He has been a polarizing figure in Macon since he was hired in December, 2010.
According to the Telegraph story announcing his departure: (Please read the full news story before commenting.)
Talk of a possible buyout had rumbled for weeks. Last month, sources told The Telegraph that Dallemand approached board members in a closed session on Jan. 17 about a buyout, saying he thought it was time for him to leave