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By ANICA BUTLER and ANICA BUTLER,SUN REPORTER | July 24, 2006
The new Anne Arundel County schools superintendent wants to rehire two recently retired administrators through a third-party contractor - an arrangement that would get around state retirement rules on how much they can be paid while collecting a state pension. But some school board members are questioning the cost and the propriety of the two-year deal. Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell recently asked the board to approve a $1.4 million contract with Human Resources Inc., a Crofton company.
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August 25, 2014
I've been an avid reader of The Sun, but if the paper wants to be a credible publication it has to be fair in its criticism of Baltimore County School Supt. Dallas Dance ( "Balto. Co. schools' song and dance," Aug. 19). I have two grandkids in the county schools, and they are excited to be there because of Mr. Dance, whom they know by name. Yet every time I pick up the paper, The Sun says he has critics, and they're always the same people: Jim Brochin, Mike Collins and Pat McDonough.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 13, 2005
After serving less than 12 months of an 18-month term in the county jail for raping and sexually abusing an elementary school-age girl, former Carroll County schools Superintendent William H. Hyde is expected to be released today. But he won't be a free man. Officials from the York County, Va., Sheriff's Department said they plan to take him into custody the moment he is released from the Carroll County Detention Center. He is charged with abusing the same girl he was convicted of abusing in Carroll County in the summer of 2002 during a trip to Virginia.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
The Baltimore County school board ethics panel has ruled that Superintendent Dallas Dance violated rules when he took a consulting job with a professional development company that does business with the school system. School board President Lawrence Schmidt said Thursday that in light of the ruling, the board and Dance have agreed that he will not take any other consulting jobs as long as he works for the school system. Dance also said in a statement that he would be more careful to avoid conflicts.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2004
Having heard from hundreds of parents, teachers and students who attended two public hearings this month, Carroll County schools Superintendent Charles I. Ecker will begin meeting with town and county officials this week to discuss ways to ease soaring student enrollment at Hampstead's North Carroll High School. This year, about 1,600 students attend the school built for 1,340, forcing administrators to convert offices and storage areas into classrooms, an unused stairwell into a storage closet and a lightly trafficked hallway into an office.
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2004
Anne Arundel County schools Superintendent Eric J. Smith said yesterday that he failed to make the cut for the top schools job in Miami-Dade County, Fla., the nation's fourth-largest school district. Smith said the selection committee - which is narrowing the list of superintendent candidates for the Miami-Dade school board - wanted someone who had led a larger or more diverse school system. Still in the running are the former head of New York City schools and the superintendent in Nashville, Tenn.
NEWS
June 20, 2007
ISSUE: Less than five months after Anne Arundel County schools Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell called for all 193 staff members at Annapolis High School to reapply for their jobs, the numbers are in: At least 45 of the 111 classroom teachers will not return. Maxwell announced the radical effort to "zero-base" the staff to help improve student performance and graduation rates, particularly among minorities, and head off a state takeover. The school had failed to meet state and federal benchmarks under the No Child Left Behind Act four years in a row. A handful of teachers who reapplied to stay at the school were turned away, and many more decided to move on. The result is that some departments will look drastically different when classes begin July 1 at the year-round school.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,john.john.williams@baltsun.com | January 7, 2009
Howard County schools Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin is proposing an operating budget for the coming academic year that he said calls for the smallest increase in his more than two decades with the school system. Cousin presented the $658.9 million request, which he called "responsive, responsible, and fiscally prudent," to the school board last night. The proposal represents an increase of $1.9 million - 0.3 percent - over the budget for the current year. Cousin said the small increase is needed so the school system can keep pace with the growth in student enrollment.
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By Jacques Kelly | January 27, 2007
Life moved on quickly for one-time Howard County schools Superintendent Michael E. Hickey. He retired from his county position June 30, 2000, and joined the faculty of Towson University the next day. After 16 years at school headquarters in Ellicott City, he is now teaching and advising about 120 educators -- administrators and classroom teachers -- in the advanced courses he leads. Hickey, who started teaching in 1964, says the past 15 years have been his most exciting time in the profession.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2000
Franklin High football coach Greg Fuhrman was fired yesterday after an investigation into an attack on one of his players by five teammates revealed that the incident occurred in an unsupervised locker room, Baltimore County school officials said. "There has been an appropriate personnel decision made after a thorough investigation into the incident that occurred on Aug. 30 at Franklin High," said Donna Flynn, Northwest area county schools superintendent. "Mr. Fuhrman will not be the coach of the Franklin football team for the remainder of the school year."
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to give a four-year contract worth more than $1 million to Gregory Thornton, the Milwaukee administrator introduced last month as the next superintendent of the school system. The contract, approved unanimously by the board, includes a base salary of $290,000 for Thornton, who takes his post July 1. That salary is tied with that of the Prince George's County schools superintendent, currently the highest-paid superintendent in Maryland, state salary records show.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | January 21, 2014
Representatives from the Loch Raven Village and the Knettishall communities emerged from a meeting Friday with Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance as strident as ever in their opposition to a plan calling for reopening a school at the site of the former Loch Raven Elementary despite assurances that a revised plan addresses some of their concerns. "We heard their feedback and aside from just not doing the school, which would be their ultimate goal, we adjusted our thinking of what it should look like based on what they said to us," Dance said in an interview after the meeting.
NEWS
December 18, 2013
For Baltimore County School Superintendent Dallas Dance, a relative novice, to take on a consulting job advising principals in the Chicago school system is both puzzling and troubling ( "Dance quits consulting job with company doing business with school system," Dec. 14). For him to dismiss this inappropriate action as simply "a distraction" is a totally inadequate assessment that denigrates the seriousness of the situation. How can someone in his position not comprehend the wording in his contract with the Baltimore County schools?
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance will receive an award at the White House on Thursday for his commitment to bringing technology into schools. Dance has been named one of 10 national Connected Educator Champions of Change and will accept the award at a 2 p.m. ceremony. The award is being given to those who have used technology to increase student learning. Dance said he was humbled by the award and has "absolutely no idea" who nominated him for it or why he was one of the 10 chosen.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2013
Anne Arundel County's budget process turned rocky on Friday, as the County Council cut $5 million from the school system -- a move the schools superintendent called a "spiteful and petty power play. " On a 7-0 vote, the County Council cut the school system's roof replacement budget from $2 million to zero, and the maintenance backlog budget from $4.1 million to $1.1 million. County Executive Laura Neuman's budget officer, John Hammond, opposed the cuts. The cuts represent a tiny portion of the school system's nearly $600 million budget.
NEWS
January 10, 2013
Dallas Dance has been superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools for less than half an academic year, but he is proving himself a quick study. The $1.3 billion budget he has proposed for the next fiscal year strikes the kind of balance that county leaders generally love best: progress with penny-pinching. The usual penurious critics may latch onto the fact that he is seeking a substantial budget increase - $41.9 million, or 3.3 percent - at a time of continued economic challenges for the county (including the closing of the Sparrows Point steel mill)
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By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,joseph.burris@baltsun.com | February 5, 2009
When Carroll County schools Superintendent Charles I. Ecker presented his proposed operating budget for the coming year recently, he anticipated a $568,000 shortfall in state funding. Then he heard Gov. Martin O'Malley's state budget plan a week later and discovered the cut would be about $4 million. "I guess I'm hoping that's all," Ecker said yesterday. As the school board presented Ecker's fiscal 2010 proposal at a hearing last night before an audience of about 50, he acknowledged that the state allowance could decrease further, and that county funding could also shrink.
NEWS
October 13, 1991
County schools superintendent Michael E. Hickey says he will consider freezing non-teaching positions in response to further state budgetcuts that could cost the county school system nearly $1 million."
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By Dallas Dance | January 9, 2013
Last night, I presented a $1.3 billion operating budget proposal for Baltimore County Public Schools for fiscal 2014. Due to financial limitations, the proposed budget does not meet all of our needs, but it provides a good foundation related to our three budget priorities: managing continued growth in student enrollment; raising the bar and closing gaps in student academic achievement; and investing in our future by strengthening our infrastructure....
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By Dallas Dance | September 14, 2012
Every day, more than 106,000 students cross the thresholds onto Baltimore County's school campuses and into our school buildings, and we assume responsibility not just for their education but also for their safety. In the first three weeks of this school year, two separate gun-related incidents have shaken our community and raised questions about the security of our schools. For the last seven school years combined, fewer than nine students have been caught with guns in our schools.
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