Sat., March 2, 2013 2:00pm (EST)

Bibb County Names Acting Superintendent
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
The board unanimously named Deputy Superintendent Susanne Griffin-Ziebart as acting superintendent on Thursday. (Photo courtesy capl@washjeff.edu)
The board unanimously named Deputy Superintendent Susanne Griffin-Ziebart as acting superintendent on Thursday. (Photo courtesy capl@washjeff.edu)
The Bibb County School Board has named an acting superintendent to replace Superintendent Romain Dallemand.

The board unanimously named Deputy Superintendent Susanne Griffin-Ziebart as acting superintendent on Thursday.

Earlier this week, the board voted 7-1 to pay Dallemand a lump sum of $350,000 and buy out his contract.

Dallemand took office in 2011 and ignited controversies when he announced plans to close schools, cut teacher staffs, teach Mandarin to all students and institute a year-round school calendar.

After receiving payment, Dallemand will no longer be employed as superintendent, but is required to help facilitate the transition to a new superintendent through June 30.

The agreement also requires the board to pay Dallemand's attorney fees in three lawsuits pending against him and the district.