Former superintendent sues Georgia district
Former Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Romain Dallemand is striking back.
The Telegraph in Macon, Ga., is reporting that Dallemand, who became superintendent of Bibb County, Ga., schools after leaving Rochester, is seeking $10 million from the Bibb County school district for what he alleges are violations of his severance agreement.
Dallemand contends that Bibb County school board members violated his severance agreement and are guilty of committing "acts of libel and slander" against him, in a filing with the American Arbitration Association. The Telegraph obtained a copy of the Jan. 28 filing through an Open Records Act request, the newspaper reported.
Dallemand's filing comes three weeks after a Georgia watchdog agency revoked Dallemand's license and listed the revocation on a database available to districts nationwide. The revocation followed an audit by the Bibb County school system that charged Dallemand with nine violations of district policy, including ordering $26 million in technology equipment and services without school board approval.
Dallemand was superintendent for Rochester Public Schools for three and half years.
Dallemand's whereabouts have been a subject of open speculation, with some reports saying he returned to his native Haiti. But the Telegraph reports that a reporter tried to contact Dallemand at a Florida home. But Dallemand quickly said "no comment" and hung up the phone after the Telegraph reporter identified himself.