Board Won't Speak on Dallemand's Evaluation
The Bibb Board of Education wasted no time getting into a closed door executive session, Tuesday evening. The board refuses to confirm if evaluating Dr. Romain Dallemand's performance as Bibb County Superintendent was on the agenda.
When asked if he was evaluated behind closed doors, Dallemand responded, "I cannot discuss what took place in executive session."
Dallemand would dismiss that question, and also the question if he has ever been evaluated since taking office 20 months ago.
"Again, read my contract and you can see my timeline. We are moving forward, we are exactly where we need to be according to my contract."
Board President William Barnes would confirm that Superintendent Dallemand has been evaluated on two separate occasions, but he wouldn't specify when. Barnes would also said that mandatory evaluations are not part of Dallemand's contract as previously reported in local media.
Evaluation or not, Dallemand said he believes the school system is on the right track under his administration.
"I think that we have made a lot of progress when you look at the things we have already established and put in place."
As for the criticism he has received from the public about a rise in violence and a decrease in discipline.
"No one is more concern about what's been going on in the district as it relates to discipline more than I am," said Dallemand.
How school discipline and violence factor into the Dallemand evaluation process remains to be seen.