Parham expected to submit reorganization plan

June 01, 1994|By Carol L. Bowers | Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer

Anne Arundel County's school superintendent is expected to tell the school board today about one of the largest staff reorganizations in decades.

Superintendent Carol S. Parham refused to confirm late last week whether she had submitted such a plan, but she acknowledged that "personnel actions, transfers and retirements are on the board agenda for Wednesday, and this is the time of year when we look at transfers and making changes."

School sources, however, said the superintendent has proposed transferring more than 60 administrators, a move that would put new principals in eight of the county's 12 high schools. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because personnel moves are considered private until they are announced.

Personnel moves are left to the discretion of the superintendent, except for promotions, which require approval of the eight-member school board. As a formality, however, the board is briefed on any transfers.

Among the other items on the agenda for today's meeting, scheduled for 10:30 a.m., is a review of a proposed policy on reporting child abuse and neglect, and a policy banning teachers from dating students.

The two new policies are being presented just a little more than a year after a teacher-student sex scandal shook the school system.

Four teachers were arrested for allegedly having relationships with students; three were acquitted by juries, and a fourth was sentenced to 21 years in prison for having sex with three female students.

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