UPDATE: Richmond Co. principal escorted out of school building

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
Principal Hartley Gibbons (From the Richmond County Board of Education website)

Principal Hartley Gibbons (From the Richmond County Board of Education website)

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The principal of Terrace Manor Elementary School was escorted out of the building Wednesday morning.

Principal Hartley Gibbons was taken out of the school by Richmond County Board of Education officers around 11 a.m.

The deputy superintendent says they cannot comment on personnel matters.

The daily operations of Terrace Manor Elementary School are on normal schedule.

Gibbons was also escorted out of the Richmond County Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. Gibbons lashed out, saying he had tried to contact the board on numerous occasions about maintenance requests at the school. To see the video of the outburst, click here to go to The Augusta Chronicle's website.

After being escorted out of Tuesday night's meeting, he started walking back and forth on the sidewalk in front of the BOE building wearing a sandwich board that said "TMES School Unsafe."

Cheryl Jones, executive director for elementary schools, says Gibbons received the same level of assistance that every principal receives.

Terrace Manor Elementary did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2010-2011 school year. It did meet AYP for 2009-2010 and 2008-2009.

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