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DCSS Board holds marathon executive session

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.

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PatrickY2K 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Start cleaning out your desk, Mr. Goseer!

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MRKIA 11 months, 4 weeks ago

GRAPER, GRAB YOUR GRIP AND GET READY TO GET GONE.

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PatrickY2K 11 months, 4 weeks ago

This is why Dr. Mosely is here. Adminstrators who don't produce, don't deserve to have a downtown job created for them - they deserve to be shown the door.

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straightface 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Here come more lawsuits for Dougherty County.. You cant come in and just start firing people based on what you have read in the media or hearsay.. He hasn't been here long enough to know people and the truth.. Dougherty County School System will suffer now for sure after all the Lawsuits hit the fan..

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PatrickY2K 11 months, 4 weeks ago

You don't think there's documentation of the stupidity of the last couple of years? Dr. Mosely won't read the newspaper article about Goseer using school funds to bail out a student. He will see the cancelled check, and the school system's lawyer's report that it was an inappropriate use of funds. He won't read in the Herald that Title I funds were misused. He will read the state's report about how much was misused, and who is responsible. He's been here long enough to do that. Holding people accountable won't earn us any lawsuits.

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straightface 11 months, 4 weeks ago

YEs it will.. Just watch and see!

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PatrickY2K 11 months, 3 weeks ago

There may be a frivolous "Lorenzo Heard" type lawsuit, but there won't be any legitimate lawsuits. Goseer seems the most likely to sue the DCSS for his own incompetence, but then, he thinks lawyers' interpretations of the law are just suggestions. What an idiot.

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MRKIA 11 months, 3 weeks ago

YES, THERE SHOULD BE LAWSUITS HITTING THE FAN, TO RECOVER THE SALARIES PAID TO THESE INCOMPETENT SLUGS FOR NOT DOING THEIR JOBS.

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saveourcity 11 months, 3 weeks ago

No lawsuit is needed to see this data. go to open.georgia.gov to see all salary information

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MRKIA 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I SAID RECOVER. THAT MEANS THE EMPLOYEES RETURN THE SALARIES THAT THEY DID NOT WORK FOR.

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jglass 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I think he has been here long enough to observe and see what is and what isn't going on. I hope he really cleans house and starting in the office on Pine Ave.

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straightface 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I hope he does shake it up and take all these teachers that are at schools like Lake park , live oak, Lincoln, Sherwood..etc.. and these teachers of the year and place them in the LOW, POVERTY SCHOOLS like MLK, Turner and Jackson Height and let them see how it really feels and what it really means to teach kids with behavior problems and kids that have been pushed along and are in the 3rd and 4th grade and cant read or write properly. and lets see how they SHINE then.. Ready for this Shake-up. Lets roll Butch..

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FryarTuk 11 months, 3 weeks ago

That's not much of an experiment. Many of the teachers who teach in schools you identified were unable to teach before on hands experience with coaching and supervision by principals, consultants and coaching. If you really want the school system to excel get an outside source to come in and teach these teachers, counselors and administrators. Reduce the size of some these classes, get social services to haul some of these derelict parents into a family court and make meaningful changes. Playing tricks on effective teachers will result only in the good teachers leaving.

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straightface 11 months, 3 weeks ago

well I heard a good teacher can teach anywhere.. so lets see

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straightface 11 months, 3 weeks ago

And Why leave if its suppose to be for the better of the student.. other teachers have had to deal with it so why not shake it up and give them a break and send some of the teachers of the year over there and work some of there techniques at those schools..

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FryarTuk 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Good teachers who are established can be promoted to mentoring positions and that carries more responsibility and more compensation which is okay. But just to have a shake and bake proposition doesn't make sense. If the teachers are effective don't break that to fix something else. You reinforce good behavior, you don't punish it. Poor supervision to shake and bake just to see.

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PatrickY2K 11 months, 3 weeks ago

So you want to move the teachers from the "good" schools to teach the poor kids as punishment? Why not educate the parents of the low achieving students about being involved in their child's education? Why are you so cynical and hateful? You miss "34", don't you?

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straightface 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Nope if the teachers are so good and scoring so high let them go to some of the other schools and raise those kids grades and test scores too.. that doesn't make since to you..

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MRKIA 11 months, 3 weeks ago

DID YOU ATTEND A "POVERTY SCHOOL"?

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FryarTuk 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Hell no! Why punish the good teachers by playing musical chairs.

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PatrickY2K 11 months, 3 weeks ago

If teachers were 100% responsible for their students' results, then it would make "since". Since an education is something that students earn, and the students are a product of their home environment, then moving teachers wouldn't make much sense. Educating a child is a team-effort between the teacher, the child, and the parent - all are important. How about holding the child accountable for bad behavior and poor grades? How about holding the parent accountable for their child? Teachers at all of the schools are certified. Unfortunately, there isn't a process to certify parents.

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straightface 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Like I said just shake it up Mr. Butch.

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VSU 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I agree somewhat! Teachers are paid to teach, that's their job, but in some cases if you have better behaved students in school A and a bunch of unruly students in school B, it makes the teachers job of school A a lot easier. If kids are smart and brought up right, that teacher could almost go into cruise control. If you switch teachers, and the teacher from school A goes to school B, that teacher would have to work twice as hard to teach those unruly kids.

Just like in the Andy Griffith show. Andy didn't want to take any credit for the low crime rate. He said the credit should go to the citizens of Mayberry for being law abiding citizens.

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PatrickY2K 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Fire Goseer, Graper, and Schumate, and finally put administrators at Monroe and Dougherty who are up to the job. Getting control of the finances and closing the schools was a good start. Getting rid of poor leaders would be another step in the right direction.

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FryarTuk 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Shake n Bake doesn't make one bit of sense. Good teachers who are established can be promoted to mentoring positions and that carries more responsibility and more compensation which is okay. But just to have a shake n bake proposition to remediate a serious problem requiring a complete remake of chemistry will frustrate good teachers. If the teachers are effective don't risk breaking that to fix something else. You reinforce good behavior, you don't punish it. Poor supervision to shake n bake. Ask for volunteers but don't just try the sake n bake approach. Lot of broken cookies if you do.

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waltspecht 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Documentation shouldn't be difficult. There are the students personal stolen instruments that were replaced. The well documented return of bail money. Several other questionable uses of school funds, all with documentation. He is beyond the protection of his cohorts at this point. There is also documented incompetance in office for the Title 1 Coordinator that was origionally just shifted to other work. Just like with the HR Lady, documentation shall prevail. Aren't there some others in the cirriculum office that also have a documented history.

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RedEric 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I read this, so it isn't mine. "The only good racists is one who agrees with me". This apply's here. We, in Albany, follow race way more than we should. Dr. Mosely is doing right. We all need to support him as long as we have him.

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