Richmond County schools Superintendent Frank Roberson still working part time

Frank Roberson has been working no more than six hours a week.

A date has not been set for recovering Richmond County School Superintendent Frank Roberson’s return to full-time work.


After almost 10 months on medical leave, Roberson returned to work on a limited basis Dec. 7. He works no more than six hours each week.

Schools spokesman Louis Svehla said Roberson is mainly sitting in on cabinet meetings and other structured events.

Six hours a week is the most Roberson is able to work without affecting his long-term disability pay through the district’s insurance company, Svehla said.

School board President Alex Howard said Roberson will transition to full-time work when a rehabilitation specialist approves the move.

Howard said the specialist visits twice a week to monitor Roberson’s progress but has not said when Roberson can return to working full time.

“(The specialist) is there to see if we need to increase or decrease his workload, but I hear he’s doing really well,” Howard said.

Roberson had been out since February, when he underwent emergency brain surgery for an arteriovenous malformation, an abnormal clustering of blood vessels on the brain.

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