Bibb County school board members are slated to get their first glimpse of Superintendent Romain Dallemand’s plan to overhaul the school system during a board meeting Friday afternoon.
The called meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the fourth floor board room at the administrative officers, located at 484 Mulberry St. Dallemand’s presentation is the only item listed on the meeting agenda.
Last month, Dallemand said he planned to meet with school board members in small groups, in private sessions, to unveil his proposals. Doing so would have kept the public from hearing the plan since there would have been no quorum of the full board on hand.
After questions about that plan from the state attorney general’s office, however, Dallemand changed course and set up Friday’s called meeting.
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Dallemand’s plan, which he has dubbed the “Macon Miracle,” has been a year in the making. During the first few months of his tenure, he met extensively with members of the public, community leaders and school employees to gather their ideas and input. Those session included two gatherings at the Macon Coliseum.
Dallemand has said that his plan will boost achievement in the public school system. He has said he wants students to be able to pick what school they attend based on the area of study they’re interested in, and he also wants students to learn Mandarin Chinese and become more proficient in technology.
Dallemand is scheduled to present the plan to the public at another Coliseum gathering Feb. 10. Schools will close early that day.