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School system will not release investigation on Laney principal

Friday, May 2, 2014 11:44 AM
Last updated 7:49 PM
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The internal investigation involving Lucy C. Laney Principal Tonia Mason will not be made public as part of a condition of her settlement agreement with the Richmond County School System, according to a letter from board attorney Pete Fletcher in response to a request for records from The Augusta Chronicle.

Mason submitted her resignation Monday, which will take effect June 30. She said she had been planning to move for some time to be closer to her daughter who attends Albany State University.

The Richmond County School System began an investigation involving Mason earlier this year, the details of which have not been released.

The executive board of the Richmond County As­sociation of Educators, which includes Mason, also asked Georgia Association of Educators to conduct an audit of their local finances, which is being conducted by an independent public accounting firm, according to GAE legal director Mike Mc­Gonigle.

Mason joined the school system as a teacher in 1996, later became an administrator and was recruited to Laney in 2010 to implement a three-year, $3 million School Improvement Grant aimed at reforming the school culture and boosting achievement.

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zippy
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zippy 05/02/14 - 12:43 pm
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Not sure they can do that.

Not sure they can do that. They can choose to forgo seeking charges but they cant choose to withold information on a closed investigation

triscuit
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triscuit 05/02/14 - 01:13 pm
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Per chance it is because her

Per chance it is because her ex is running for Mayor?

Discussionstarter
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Discussionstarter 05/02/14 - 01:25 pm
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Open Records Request

We can't just let this go to Albany.

redfish
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redfish 05/02/14 - 01:35 pm
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Not legal...

I don't think the RCBOE can legally not release the results of a taxpayer funded investigation into financial irregularities involving tax dollars. I'm not a lawyer, but I don't see this being legal.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 05/02/14 - 04:45 pm
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"I'm not a lawyer, but I

"I'm not a lawyer, but I don't see this being legal."

Pete Fletcher IS a lawyer and apparently believe they have standing.
We shall see.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 05/02/14 - 07:48 pm
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Can anyone say "golden

Can anyone say "golden parachute"?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/02/14 - 08:00 pm
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Told Y''all

RCBOE so much dirt swept under that carpet.
It would take a 4x4 to climb it.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/02/14 - 08:02 pm
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NOW WHAT ABOUT

The ARC District Attorney?

Or is the Political C.A.B. (Cover All Bases) switch ON ?

jdsgirl63
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jdsgirl63 05/02/14 - 10:30 pm
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Lawyers....

They'll throw out anything and hope it sticks, as most people will follow along blindly thinking "well, he's a lawyer, he would know". Just because her attorney states the information can't be released doesn't actually make it true (or legal).

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gargoyle 05/03/14 - 12:42 am
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In this Good Old Boy town it

In this Good Old Boy town it may be time for outside legal advice. Our hometown lawyers seem to place more importance in keeping the political powers that be in place.

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