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Reichert, Hart Urge Action On "Macon Miracle"

Leaders of Macon and Bibb County are calling for the Bibb County School Board to move forward on the "Macon Miracle" strategic plan.

Mayor Robert Reichert and County Commission Chairman Sam Hart say they discussed the plan at monthly meetings with Superintendent Romain Dallemand.

Monday, they released statements urging the community and the board to back the plan.

"I believe our community is ready to seize this opportunity and bring about systemic change," Reichert said, "both in our schools and in our neighborhoods. We must join together for the sake of our children and our future, and I urge the Board members to take action that will allow the community to take advantage of this opportunity."

"I ask the community to stand with Dr. Dallemand and the Board of Education throughout its implementation," said Hart. "By doing so, I believe we can move towards being an innovative and successful community. We must do better, and the Macon Miracle Plan is a start in the right direction."

Reichert said he hasn't read the plan in it's entirety, but he felt he had enough information from meeting with the superintendent to back the plan as it incorporates community input. 

"This is an initiative more so than it is specifics," Reichert said, "and the initiative I think is what we need to get behind. I think members of the shcool board appreciate that now is the time for action."

Reichert said he belives the board will meet and vote on the plan this week. Board President Tommy Barnes would not confirm a meeting is scheduled this week. The next scheduled board meeting is March 15 at 6 p.m.

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