Former Bibb superintendent suing school district for $10 million

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Former Bibb County Schools superintendent Dr. Romain Dallemand is suing the district for $10 million.

In a filing with the American Arbitration Association, Dallemand claims school board members “flagrantly and intentionally” violated part of his severance agreement. It states both Dallemand and the board agreed to “not make any statement of any kind, whether verbally or in written form, or otherwise take any action, that may reasonably be considered to disparage or impugn the other’s work and/or reputation.”

The filing, which 41NBC obtained through an open records request, also claims a 2014 financial audit prepared by Mauldin & Jenkins, L.L.C. included “fictive and false findings” which “unjustly impugned and maligned” Dallemand’s reputation.

The filing also states the board “committed acts of libel and slander and interference with contractual relations and/or advantageous relations.”

This past October, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission revoked Dallemand’s teaching certificate. He appealed that decision last month, but the state agency says it will not hear his case unless a judge re-opens the case.

Dallemand served as Bibb County’s superintendent from 2011 until he resigned in February 2013. The board bought out his contract for $350,000.

41NBC reached out to Dallemand at the number listed on the filing, but we were not able to reach him. Members of the Bibb County School Board told us they could not comment because of the pending lawsuit.