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Administrators, BOE to review practices at retreat

Clayton County Public Schools administrators, and members of the county's Board of Education, are meeting in Pine Mountain today, and Saturday, to discuss communications protocols, governance standards, board priorities, and performance expectations for the superintendent.

The retreat, which began Thursday, is being held at Callaway Gardens, located at 17800 U.S. Hwy. 27, in Pine Mountain.

On Thursday -- according to information from the school system -- new superintendent, Edmond Heatley, explained his 90-day entry plan into the school system, and a discussion was held on the superintendent-school board relationship.

Today's sessions begin at 9 a.m., with a discussion on how a governance team supports the relationship between a school board and a superintendent.

At 10 a.m., the board will discuss how information requests from school board members will be handled by district officials, and who will talk to the press on the board's behalf.

At 1:45 p.m., board members will discuss standards of practices and ethics. Then, at 2:20 p.m., Heatley and board members will work on identifying high priority areas that Heatley needs to address.

Heatley's performance evaluations will be discussed at 3:30 p.m., and he will go over the expectations for district officials at 4:15 p.m.

On Saturday, beginning at 8:30 a.m., school system department heads will give presentations on what their departments do, and the retreat will then conclude.