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Super hears teacher complaint

June 14, 2006

Albany -- A Dougherty County teacher, who says a former principal unfairly fired her and her husband, gets a hearing with the superintendent.

The principal recently resigned amid allegations he improperly evaluated many teachers at the county's alternative high school. Teacher Carol Moore says she her contract wasn't renewed because she blew the whistle on alternative school principal Norman Sims.

Moore and her husband threatened to sue the Dougherty County School System if they didn't get a hearing in front of the school board to tell their side of the story. That hearing hasn't been set yet, and school system attorney Tommy Coleman said the board doesn't have to grant the Moores a hearing, since they were not tenured employees.

Coleman said the board is in a tough situation since an investigation found Principal Sims performed some evaluations improperly, but it also revealed problems with other staff members. "Probably granting a hearing, in our view, is not the appropriate manner in which to get to the facts of the matter and determine what the appropriate remedy might be," said attorney Tommy Coleman.

Monday, Carol Moore did meet with superintendent Dr. Sally Whatley about a separate grievance complaint. But that complaint wasn't about her firing.

Moore wouldn't say exactly what they talked about, but did say she should know within ten days if she'll be rehired. Coleman said for Moore to get her job back, the superintendent must recommend the school board rehire her and they must agree.

Moore worked for Dougherty County schools for just one year. It was her third job in three school systems in the last four years.

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