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School board to discuss personnel matters

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 10:38 AM
Last updated 9:50 PM
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 The Richmond County Board of Education has called a meeting for Thursday to discuss personnel matters and take necessary action.

School officials recently said the board would meet to discuss Superintendent Frank Roberson’s employment status, but on Tuesday were not able to confirm the topic of Thursday’s meeting.

Roberson has been absent since February 2011 when he underwent surgery for a brain condition and is currently working no more than six hours per week. With Acting Superintendent James Whitson set to retire June 30, it is unclear who would fill the school system’s top two positions.

The board can vote to appoint a new acting superintendent while continuing to wait for Roberson’s doctors to release him to work full time. The administrator with the next highest qualifications, executive director for middle schools Virginia Bradshaw, would act as superintendent in the meantime.

Under the Charter rules, board members can also use a majority vote to end a superintendent’s contract if the leader becomes physically incapacitated. They would then begin a search for a new superintendent.

Thursday’s meeting will take place at the central offices at 864 Broad Street at 5 p.m.

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DawgnSC69
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DawgnSC69 05/02/12 - 10:43 am
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One would hope Roberson would

One would hope Roberson would step up and resign for the benefit of the RC school system. It appears that's not going to happen.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 05/02/12 - 10:54 am
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Be interesting to see if the

Be interesting to see if the Board actually takes any action. Usually a government body of this size can't make a decision but we have waited long enough.

Frank I
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Frank I 05/02/12 - 01:14 pm
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As an employer would it be

As an employer would it be legal to terminate an employee on LTD? I doubt it. Would it be morally right? I doubt it. I know my daddy taught me better than to kick a man while he was down..

crackertroy
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crackertroy 05/02/12 - 01:30 pm
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The title on the front page
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The title on the front page "School board to meet" Why? So they can talk about how to further disrupt the education of 30,000 students?

"School officials recently said the board would meet to discuss Superintendent Frank Roberson’s employment status, but on Tuesday were not able to confirm the topic of Thursday’s meeting"

LOL THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY THEY'RE MEETING! This school system is defunct.

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Little Lamb 05/02/12 - 02:59 pm
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To Frank I — what is not

To Frank I — what is not morally right is to pay a superintendent full salary for essentially no work. The school system has a perfectly good disability insurance policy, and this example is precisely what disability insurance is meant for. I wish Dr. Roberson well; but for the good of the school system and those who pay for it, it is time to terminate the contract and hire a full-time superintendent.

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