Robert L. Clinkscale, assistant superintendent of vocational, alternative and adult education in Baltimore, is on personal leave from the system after his indictment in Cleveland on charges of theft in office and receiving improper compensation when he worked for the Cleveland schools in the early 1980s. He has pleaded not guilty.
Clinkscale, 58, who has been with the Baltimore school system since 1989, was indicted along with three others in May in connection with real estate partnerships that involved Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White, who was not indicted.
A report in the Cleveland Plain Dealer said Clinkscale and another employee oversaw a job-training program for Cleveland students in 1983 and 1984. Cleveland students worked on projects connected with two real estate partnerships that were the focus of the investigation, according to the report.