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Laney principal being investigated by school system

Thursday, April 3, 2014 7:18 PM
Last updated Friday, April 4, 2014 6:55 PM
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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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internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 04/03/14 - 07:15 pm
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I hope it works out for her.

I hope it works out for her.

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 04/03/14 - 07:09 pm
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Give a person a title and

Give a person a title and they just think they can do anything!

bright idea
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bright idea 04/03/14 - 08:17 pm
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GAE has no authority

over school personnel. She must be dipping into the local GAE treasury or something to that effect. If she were screwing up the job the GAE would be defending her.

corgimom
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corgimom 04/03/14 - 08:23 pm
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It's too bad, because being

It's too bad, because being principal at Laney is a very tough job.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/03/14 - 09:12 pm
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Number 7?

Number 7?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/04/14 - 05:41 am
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BOTH SCHOOL SYSTEM & THE GAE

This should be interesting.

I'll leave the speculation to others until some FACTS are released.

BTW: Here is a Good Picture of the lady.
http://static3cdn.echalk.net/www/laney_rcboe/users/masonto/DSC03159.JPG

Not what I expected for a Principle of such a tough school.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/04/14 - 05:50 am
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WAIT,I knew I heard the Name before.

It took a little digging but here it is...

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Local-principal-accused-of-belitting-...

It just may have to do with FORCED GEA / NEA deductions.

internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 04/04/14 - 08:14 am
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"She must be dipping into the

"She must be dipping into the local GAE treasury or something to that effect."

You have to mind how you treat people.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 04/04/14 - 08:24 am
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Thanks noc

THAT was a good picture & the info helped too.

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triscuit 04/04/14 - 08:43 am
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Betting that she is somehow

Betting that she is somehow related to a School Board Member and will simply be reassigned. You know RCBOE...do wrong, get a transfer.

corgimom
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corgimom 04/04/14 - 10:20 pm
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bright idea, perhaps you want

bright idea, perhaps you want to take down your post, after seeing the correction.

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