Bibb County Superintendent Romain Dallemand told a local TV station Tuesday evening that his goal is to serve out the three-year contract he signed last month.
Last week, sources told The Telegraph that Dallemand asked the school board in a closed session earlier this month to buy out his contract, which he signed in December.
Dallemand, who has been superintendent since February 2011, refused to answer questions from a Telegraph reporter Tuesday about his reported desire to remain at the helm of Bibb schools.
I am not one whos going to violate the open meeting law by discussing things that occurred in executive session, Dallemand told WMAZ. My goal is to finish the three years I have in my contract.
That contract is at the heart of a lawsuit set to be heard in court Friday. The school system is being sued by Lizella resident Brad DeFore, who claims that terms of Dallemands new contract dont match the contract the school board approved Dec. 3.
Also Friday, a separate lawsuit is scheduled to be heard in court. Former school system Chief Financial Officer Ron Collier seeks an injunction to stop payments for a lease involving the Macon Promise Neighborhood program. Collier, who is suing the school board under a whistle-blower act, alleges that Dallemand threatened his job and demoted him because Collier refused to write a check that he said might have been illegal.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.