Roberson will start job by touring all schools

New schools chief Dr. Frank Roberson plans to visit every county school in his first two to three weeks on the job.

Don't expect to see Dr. Frank Roberson in his office during his first morning on the job as Richmond County's new school superintendent.

Roberson plans to start his day with a 7:30 a.m. visit to Tubman Education Center on Bungalow Road, to be followed by visits to several other schools. He said he'll probably get to his office around 3 p.m. or so.

"My goal is to visit at least six or seven schools (on Monday)," he said, adding that he plans to visit every school in the district over the next several days. "It will probably take me two to three weeks to get into each school."

Roberson said he plans to stay 60 to 90 minutes at each school, putting into action part of the hands-on management style for which he's been touted.

After the Tubman Education Center visit, he said, he plans to drop by Glenn Hills Middle about 9 a.m., followed by a stop at Bayvale Elementary at 10:30 a.m., then Terrace Manor Elementary at 11:30 a.m., Wilkinson Gardens at 12:30 p.m. and Butler High about 1:30 p.m.

Roberson begins his job a week after signing a contract for an annual salary of $170,000.

Roberson, an Aiken County native who plans to move to Augusta, was most recently the superintendent in Marlboro County, S.C., and replaces Dana Bedden, who left the system for a superintendent job in Irving, Texas.

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