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Maryland Official Blocks Appointment of Superintendent for Baltimore County

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Maryland's top public education official has blocked the appointment of a Baltimore County schools superintendent, citing ethical lapses.

State schools Superintendent Karen Salmon says a violation reported by the county school board's ethics panel was her main reason for blocking Verletta White's appointment. The panel found White didn't disclose a job linked to ex-Superintendent Dallas Dance, who was sentenced last month to six months on perjury charges.

Salmon also said the school system's failure to audit its contract award process played a role.

White has served as interim superintendent since July. The board voted last month to make her appointment permanent.

Vol. 37, Issue 30, Page 4

Published in Print: May 9, 2018, as Maryland Official Blocks Appointment of Superintendent for Baltimore County
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