The Bibb County school board has scheduled a called meeting Monday to discuss discipline matters, and its the only item on the agenda.
The meeting is slated for 6 p.m. at the fourth-floor board offices at 484 Mulberry St.
A report released last week from Safe Havens International, which conducts safety audits of schools, noted that crimes in Bibb County schools had been underreported, and that school employees feel pressure from administrators not to report disciplinary incidents.
Mike Dorn, the head of Safe Havens and a former Bibb County campus police chief, is not scheduled to attend Mondays board meeting to discuss the report, however, because of a prior out-of-town commitment.
School Superintendent Romain Dallemand wrote to board members Thursday that the Safe Havens report given to media outlets and board members was a draft and not the final version of the report.
I will provide a copy to the board as soon as our attorneys have had an opportunity to review and redact the final report, Dallemand wrote.
The Telegraph asked for a final report of the Safe Havens findings last month, and the report the Telegraph obtained Sept. 5 was not designated a draft. Before that report was released to the newspaper, Dorn advised the school district on what to redact in it.
Also, an e-mail to The Telegraph from the school district itself Aug. 17 called the Safe Havens findings the final report.
Dallemand recommended that Mondays meeting be postponed, but several board members asked to keep it on Monday.
In a Wednesday e-mail to school officials, Dorn wrote that he thought school board members had received a draft version.
While the draft recommends that the school district withdraw from a student discipline agreement involving the school system, law enforcement and other agencies, the final report recommends that the system either withdraw or significantly revise the agreement, Dorn wrote.
My concern is that the board members and your community partners are looking at the wrong version of the report, which is adding to the challenges of resolving the situation, Dorn wrote. I am also concerned that this will blow up as a distracting issue at the meeting if it is not resolved before then.
To contact writer Andrea Castillo, call 744-4331.