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Long BoE renews superintendent contract
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Dr. Robert Waters' contract to be the superintendent of schools in Long County was extended by the school board there last week. - photo by File photo

The Long County School System’s leadership is likely to remain in place.
The Long County Board of Education voted March 11 to renew Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters’ contract for an years.
“Dr. Waters has done a wonderful job and has been an excellent superintendent. For this reason, the board has continually renewed his contract each year for a three year term,” BoE Chairman Dempsey Golden said.
Waters, who was hired in June of 2008, holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in education from Georgia Southern University.  He also has a doctorate in education with a specialty in administrative supervision from the University of Sarasota.  Prior to joining the Long County school system he had served as a teacher, coach, parental involvement coordinator, Title 1 director, principal and assistant superintendent in Tattnall County schools.
The board also adopted a resolution honoring retired Walker Middle School teacher Joan Theus, who served 22 years as an instructor and administrator. Waters presented a plaque to Theus, and the members each thanked her for her service.
The board also placed a policy for student tribunals on the floor for a 30-day period. Waters said the measure was a clarification of policy whereby student tribunal decisions are reviewed by an independent third-party, instead of by a committee.
BoE attorney Jeff Arnold also spoke about when board members-elect would assume their seats. Arnold did not provide an exact date, but said it likely would be after the May 7 general election and the results are certified by the state.
In other school business, the board heard about high-school student successes at the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Athens. Kylie Yancey and Frank Bleyman received the Barbara James Service Award-Gold Status for completing 255 hours of community service. Yancey also was selected as the Region 5 representative for the area. In sports medicine, Nick Stock finished in ninth place in the state, while in CPR/first aid the team of Carmela Ciccone and Morgan Bennett placed fifth in the state.

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