Board evaluates superintendent; results remain secret

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 7:44 PM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 12:23 PM
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The Richmond County Board of Education met in secret for a little more than an hour this evening to evaluate Superintendent Dana Bedden’s performance.

Board President Marion Barnes said afterward that school board members completed the evaluation, but would not give details. Under state law, superintendents’ annual evaluations may be withheld from the public.

Dr. Bedden presented evidence behind closed doors documenting his progress on six goals the board had previously approved.

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Rozzie2003
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Rozzie2003 05/05/09 - 09:09 pm
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Hope Dr. Bedden received a

Hope Dr. Bedden received a good and fair evaluation. He is providing strong leadership and implementing programs to increase the school system's productivity. We need an innovative leader who will eventually find more creative and caring personnel to work with our children. I am not judging the total system by a couple of visits to several schools, but I saw some poor instruction programs in some of our most vulnerable schools.Although I observed some great teaching, I was dismayed with so much poor teaching. Some of the teachers spoke deplorable English and were so uninspired.The BOE may need to introduce some Good Communication Skills Workshops. Some school systems have been very successful with such a program. Dr. Bedden, the Augusta Community appreciates you and hope you will be around for several years.

georgiastoryteller
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georgiastoryteller 05/05/09 - 09:18 pm
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I think all the

I think all the superintendents and department heads should be the first to take such a class. They don't communicate with the schools and the staff at all.

jaschild
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jaschild 05/05/09 - 09:25 pm
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Hope all went well for Dr.

Hope all went well for Dr. Bedden...from what I read, he's the best to come along in a while. Cleaning up the entire system is nearly impossible, but seeing progress is something that we should applaud.

Whatthetruth
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Whatthetruth 05/06/09 - 01:32 am
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Does anyone ever have

Does anyone ever have anything nice to say about the hard working individuals that are working in the classrooms. Its a shame, yes there are some that might not be the best, however, teaching is not an easy job by no means and its sad to see how we put ALL teachers down instead of uplifting those that are working as hard as they can. I am sorry I disagree with your Rozzie and I hope that the evaluation has been as fair to Dr. Bedden as he has been to those who are his subordinates. Because it seems that county morale is at an all time low.

justus4
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justus4 05/06/09 - 04:39 am
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Of course his evaluation will
Unpublished

Of course his evaluation will be exceptional, but he gotta watch his inner circle and media jackels. And why is his evaulation public info, while a grand jury process "secret?"

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