Worth Co. School Board meets after NAACP calls for superintendent’s resignation

Worth Co. School Board Meeting

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Not many folks were willing to speak out at Thursday night’s Worth County School Board meeting.

That comes days after the Sylvester-Worth NAACP called for the resignation of their superintendent Bill Setlle.

The board went into executive session for about 45 minuets once they completed items on the agenda.

The school board lawyer Tommy Coleman and chairman came back out and wanted to encourage people to talk to board members when they have problems.

Coleman also reminded folks that every board member welcomes input and acts as a committee.

Thursday was the first time the Worth County Board of Education met publically since the Sylvester-Worth chapter of the NAACP called for the superintendent's resignation. (Source: WALB)
Thursday was the first time the Worth County Board of Education met publically since the Sylvester-Worth chapter of the NAACP called for the superintendent's resignation. (Source: WALB)

“The board as provided in Georgia law, has provided a method that if somebody had a grievance about the superintendent, or the chairman, or me or anybody or the principal, anybody associated with the system, there is a way that you can file that to try and resolve that conflict,” said Coleman.

In an interview with Coleman earlier this week, he said the NAACP’s call didn’t have any evidence which means they couldn’t take any action on the problem.

He also said the NAACP didn't inform the superintendent that they were calling for his resignation either.

One person who spoke out at the meeting, who WALB decided to keep anonymous, said that some have actually been threatened not to speak to board members.

“How do you reconcile what you just told us about being able to talk with board members when what the teachers were told in a faculty and staff meeting that they were not allowed to talk to him,” said a person in the meeting.

Coleman responded by saying that he was unaware that had happened but, said they can’t deal with any problems without folks coming to the board and filing a formal complaint about that problem.

The next board meeting is scheduled for February 21.

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