ALBANY, Ga. — The Albany Herald has learned that the first round of CRCT tribunal hearings for the 24 teachers and administrators issued nonrenewals earlier this month is scheduled for the first two weeks in August. Dougherty County School Board School Board Attorney Tommy Coleman confirmed the dates on Friday.
Interviewed last week, Coleman said he knew the tribunal dates, but said he wouldn’t reveal them until he had an opportunity to inform the School Board at its meeting this coming Wednesday.
The information leaked out after Coleman mailed a response to each of the 24 school personnel accused, detailing specific charges against them and setting a hearing date before the administrative tribunal.
A reader commented Friday that he knew a hearing had been set for Aug. 11; Coleman then confirmed the dates.
Nine people will form the tribunals. They are:
— Samuel Louis Allen, Valdosta, retired superintendent of the Valdosta Board of Education;
— Scott Chestnutwood, Tifton, retired assistant superintendent for personnel, Tift County Schools;
— Ed Dyson, Warner Robins, retired principal, Northside High School;
— Patricia T. Roberts, Waynesboro, retired guidance counselor, Burke County High School;
— Charles Stripling, Camilla, retired superintendent, Mitchell County Schools;
— Floyd D. Toth, Valdosta, retired president, Valdosta Technical College;
— Gary Walker, Atlanta, director, Educator Ethics Division, Georgia Professional Standards Commission;
— Wanda West, Macon, member, Bibb County Board of Education;
— Jack Willis, Panama City Beach, Fla., retired principal, Wheeler County Elementary School.