ALBANY, Ga. -- The Dougherty County School Board met behind closed doors for more than two hours Wednesday to discuss personnel matters relating to contract renewals.
By law, the board can exclude the public and media from discussions involving specific individuals in regard to hiring, promotion, demotion or termination.
For the past six weeks, interim Superintendent Butch Mosely has promised a shake-up of district personnel. It was expected in the closed session that Mosely would reveal some of the DCSS employees he will not recommend for contract renewals, or those persons he'd like to reassign within the system.
Earlier, before going into the closed session, the board voted 7-0 to approve a pool of candidates for upcoming disciplinary tribunals. These three-person panels hear a wave of expected appeals from those employees whose contracts are not renewed.
A source said Mosley discussed several individuals he was certain he wanted to non-renew or reassign. The same source indicated the superintendent's list was not yet complete but that Mosley said he would email the complete list to board members on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.
The source added that the names of as many as nine administrators could be on Mosley's list.
Timing is crucial because the board will have to vote on Mosely's recommendations at its next meeting on May 13.
System Attorney Tommy Coleman then must issue letters of non-renewal before a May 15 deadline. The educators with tenure have 10 days to file a notice of appeal of their non-renewal. Non-tenured administrators or teachers have no right of appeal.