Richmond County school board to vote on budget, deputy superintendent selection Wednesday

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 12:05 PM
Last updated Wednesday, June 27, 2012 1:51 AM
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The Richmond County Board of Education will vote on the final adoption of the 2012-13 budget and appoint a new deputy superintendent at a called board meeting Wednesday.

The budget includes nine furlough days, increased class sizes and the elimination of about 100 positions mostly through attrition to deal with a $34 million shortfall in revenue.

Richmond County has a $22 million decrease in state funding for 2012-13 and has faced a 50 percent increase since last year in non-certified employee health insurance costs.

The board will also approve the selection for deputy superintendent, who will replace James Whitson when he retires June 30.

About 14 candidates applied for deputy superintendent, who were narrowed to six for the interview process, according to school board attorney Pete Fletcher.

The board will vote to approve Superintendent Frank Roberson’s final selection for deputy.

Fletcher said applications for the deputy superintendent are not available upon request and are exempt from public inspection according to the Georgia Open Records Act.

The board will meet at 5 p.m. at the central office at 864 Broad Street.

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Insider Information 06/26/12 - 12:50 pm
Sudden secrecy?

Doesn't the school board agenda usually include the actual name of the person the superintendent is recommending for a particular position?

Why the sudden change?

Craig Spinks
Craig Spinks 06/26/12 - 12:52 pm
RCBOE budgets

As posted in last Thursday's AC, the four tentative FY2013 RCBOE budgets- operations, interest on debt, capital expenditures and supplemental- totalled over $500M.

Let's see: $500M/ 31K students = almost $17K/student in FY13.


Tell me it ain't so, Gene(Spires, Comptroller of the RCBOE).

Dr. Craig Spinks/ Georgians for Educational Excellence

showboat 06/26/12 - 01:34 pm
Everyone will be shock @ this

Everyone will be shock @ this selection!!!!wow!! wow!!!

Sweet son
Sweet son 06/26/12 - 01:54 pm

What about Frank Roberson's status? He hardly worked any last school year so is he going to be allowed another free ride? Nothing against Roberson but the Board has to be better stewards of the taxpayers money in the future! He certainly can't claim sick leave.

raul 06/26/12 - 05:08 pm
Is the eight week evaluation

Is the eight week evaluation period for Dr. Roberson completed yet?

avidreader 06/27/12 - 11:04 am
Goings-on at RCBOE

Please correct me if I am wrong, but Dr. Roberson has been paid through supplemental insurance premiums -- quack quack -- not by the taxpayers.

Although I love and admire Dr. Virginia Bradshaw, I am rooting for Tim Spivey for Dep. Sup. He is full of positive energy and completely understands how to lead others in the right direction. He is the epitomy of a professional educator. However, if Dr. Bradshaw gets the job, our community is still blessed.

lynn7044 06/27/12 - 03:11 pm
When are Parents and Teachers get to speak

I am surprise how people don't question this board. If you attend the board meetting you as taxpayer,parents,or anyone can't ask any question. These board members have been there so long until I really don't feel that some have our children future to heart. Some have there kids and grand kids in private school yet they want to dictate what should be going on in our schools. WHERE IS THE BOARD WITH PARENTS AND TEACHERS TO HAVE INPUT. This board is very questionable about protecting our teachers and children. You are making the classroom larger, yet you won't visit the schools to see how it will effect the student in the classroom. As, one board member stated to me "He only do this part-time, because he has a real job". Our children future is a real job.
Cynthia H.
(A parent)

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