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.
A version of this article appeared in the May 09, 2018 edition of Education Week as Maryland Official Blocks Appointment of Superintendent for Baltimore County