Bibb School's Superintendent Works to Clear 'Confusion Caused by Media'
Bibb County School's Superintendent Dr. Romain Dallemand issued a statement Friday following up on what he calls 'confusion caused by inaccurate information that has been circulating in the media.'
Dallemand noted in the release that he is deviating from standard operating procedure by sharing information from three meetings he attended Friday. Dallemand also emphasized that he would not discuss pending litigation or conversations from the Board of Education's Executive Sessions.
Dallemand tells WGXA that he spent time Friday reminding employees that the Macon Promise Neighborhood grant application was written by Mercer University and not the Bibb County Board of Education. According to Dallemand, the BOE is just one of 35 local non-profits collaborating in this initiative with hopes that it will improve graduation rate and opportunities for student success in the Unionville and Tindall Heights areas of Macon. Dallemand also notes that he has sufficient evidence to prove that members of the BOE knew about and unanimously approved the district's participation in the Macon Promise Neighborhood program.
Dallemand finished his statement by reaffirming his intention to remain Superintendent of the Bibb County School District for the remainder of his three-year contract, which started January 1, 2013. Dallemand indicates to WGXA that he is not considering other employment opportunities.