By John R. Alston Trotter, EdD, JD
Well, well, well…The drama continues in Macon, Georgia, home of the lovely cherry blossoms and home of the nightmarish so-called “Macon Miracle” of Romain Dallemand, the ever controversial and ineffective superintendent. Last night, the school board continued its four to four split votes on whether or not Dallemand has support from the school board. He was seen by MACE picketers leaving the building with security in tow. How much longer will Dallemand last in Macon?
MACE was there to picket the latest flap over Dallemand’s contract which appeared to change…rather suddenly and mysteriously. The contract which had been approved by the school board does not appear to be the same contract which Dallemand signed. The contract which Dallemand signed appears to be one that was beefed up in benefits for him. So far, a law suit on the matter is in Bibb County Superior Court. MACE had signs which read: “Dallemand Must Go!” “Dallemand and his Macon Nightmare Must Go!” “Fraudulent Contract?” “Contract Switcheroo?” and “Bibb Students & Teachers Deserve Better!”
This was MACE’s first live international hook up. On the picket line in Macon, the MACE picketers were connected to me via Skype all the way down here in Brazil! I witnessed the picket, and the picketers could see me. We were writing back and forth. It looked cold down there! So this Bibb picket was MACE’s first Bi-continental Picket! The Bibb Bi-continental Picket will go down in MACE’s folklore. Hopefully, it will contribute a little to Dallemand’s departure. This was MACE’s second picket in Macon this year to be covered by the local media, including the TV media.
In today’s Macon Telegraph, it looks like there has already been major talks about buying out Romain Dallemand’s contract. What a complete failure and disaster he has been! MACE was right again about another Clown of a Superintendent!