Laney principal being investigated by school system

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Editor's Note: Because incorrect information was provided to The Augusta Chronicle, this story incorrectly characterized one of two investigations involving Lucy C. Laney High School Principal Tonia Mason. The Georgia Association of Educators was asked to audit the finances of the Richmond County Association of Educators, of which Mason is president, and is doing so, according to GAE’s legal director. Mason remains the subject of an internal investigation by the Richmond County Board of Education, according to Superintendent Frank Roberson. 

 

The Richmond County school system has launched an internal investigation into Lucy C. Laney High School Principal Tonia Mason, Super­in­tendent Frank Ro­ber­son confirmed Thursday.

He declined to comment on the nature of the investigation until it is completed.

Also, the Georgia Association of Educators was asked to audit the finances of the Richmond County Association of Educators, of which Mason is president, and is doing so, according to GAE legal director Mike Mc­Gonigle. He denied a request for records on the investigation from The Augusta Chronicle, saying the association is a private company and not
subject to the Georgia Open Records Act.

Roberson said Mason is still working in her position as principal.

Mason has been at Laney since 2010.

“We are taking a very, very serious look at the issue internally, and I know the outside group is taking a serious look as well,” Roberson said. “We are waiting on their findings at this point.”

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