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December 18, 2013
After reading your report about the moonlighting of Baltimore County's school superintendent, I am going to start a coaching school for superintendents ( "Dance quits consulting job with company doing business with school system," Dec. 14). Since the current superintendent only had principal training, I am sure he would find my curriculum both challenging and relevant. The first lesson would deal with the basic rules for a highly paid school superintendent: (1) Read you contract before you sign it. Know what it says.
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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 Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
Dallas Dance knew a little of what the Perry Hall High School students were going through Monday after a student was critically wounded in the cafeteria by another student. His senior year at Armstrong High School in Richmond, Va., a 14-year-old student had opened fire with a pistol in a hallway, wounding two adults as students took exams. No one prepares superintendents for first days like this, but Baltimore County's new superintendent said school systems always prepare for such acts of violence.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
The Baltimore County school board gave Superintendent Dallas Dance a $5,000 a year pay increase this week, part of several changes to his four-year employment contract. The increase raises his annual salary to $265,000. School officials said the percentage increase was equivalent to the 1.9 percent average increase teachers will get, in addition to a 3 percent bonus. The contract also will be amended so that Dance will not be allowed to take any outside consulting jobs. The board's ethics panel found him in violation of its rules in taking a part-time job with a professional development company last year.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2011
Baltimore County will be just one of a number of large school districts in the nation and several in Maryland looking for new leaders this year, but those familiar with the process said that despite the competition, the county will be attractive to many applicants. Superintendent Joe A. Hairston told The Baltimore Sun in an email Thursday afternoon that he planned not to seek another contract after June 30. He has not informed the school board of the decision, but school board President Lawrence Schmidt said the board will conduct a national search that will start soon.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2012
The Howard County school board announced Monday its two finalists for superintendent, and whoever gets the job could make county history. The candidates are S. Dallas Dance, chief middle schools officer in the Houston Independent School District, and Renee A. Foose, deputy superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools. Howard officials said they believe that if chosen, the 30-year-old Dance would be the youngest superintendent in the county's history; Foose would be the first woman.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
George Arlotto officially become Anne Arundel County's next superintendent Wednesday, signing a four-year contract with an annual salary of $245,000. Arlotto, a former principal in Montgomery County, follows Kevin Maxwell, who left the school system last year to take a similar position in Prince George's County. Maxwell had worked with Arlotto when they were both in Montgomery County, and Maxwell lured him to Anne Arundel in 2006. Maxwell's salary as superintendent had been $257,000.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | November 19, 1992
Carroll County's high scores in the school performance tests are not the good news some have touted them to be, county school Superintendent R. Edward Shilling told a group of business leaders yesterday.In fact, Mr. Shilling chastised business leaders and teachers at the county Economic Development Commission meeting for not supporting school reforms based on a list of standards students are expected to meet by the time they graduate from high school."I wouldn't say we are the best school system in the state," he said, referring to a recent headline in a local newspaper.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer | July 20, 1993
A panel analyzing how the Anne Arundel County school system responded to the 1989 allegations that Ronald W. Price had a sexual relationship with one of his Northeast High students sent its draft report yesterday to the state school superintendent and the Anne Arundel County state's attorney.Ron Peiffer, a spokesman for the state Board of Education, confirmed yesterday that the report had been delivered, but said its contents won't be made public until after State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee has reviewed the material.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 29, 2011
Maxine B. Myers, a homemaker and active churchwoman, died July 21 of chronic congestive heart failure at the Cromwell Center in Towson. The longtime Parkton resident was 83. The daughter of a streetcar motorman and a teacher, the former Maxine White Bowen was born in Baltimore and raised on Walbrook Avenue. After graduating from Western High School in 1945, she went to work as a clerk for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, until her marriage in 1952 to Franklin L. Myers, a postal carrier.
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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 Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Robert L. Karwacki, a retired Maryland Court of Appeals judge who was president of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners during the troubled early 1970s, died of kidney failure Monday at his Chester home. The former Mount Vernon resident was 80. He was named head of the city's school board in 1970 and assisted in the appointment of Baltimore's first African-American schools superintendent. "Brown v. the Board was years earlier; Bob was a master in maintaining educational stability," said former Baltimore Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III, who named him to the school post.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
George Arlotto officially become Anne Arundel County's next superintendent Wednesday, signing a four-year contract with an annual salary of $245,000. Arlotto, a former principal in Montgomery County, follows Kevin Maxwell, who left the school system last year to take a similar position in Prince George's County. Maxwell had worked with Arlotto when they were both in Montgomery County, and Maxwell lured him to Anne Arundel in 2006. Maxwell's salary as superintendent had been $257,000.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
Walter G. Amprey, the Baltimore schools superintendent from 1991 to 1997 who was remembered as an innovative educator, died of a pulmonary embolism Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Finksburg resident was 69. "He always put the interests of the children ahead of his personal interests," said former Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, who hired Dr. Amprey. "He was superintendent at a difficult time, too. " Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said, "Following the death of my father [Del.
NEWS
April 12, 2014
As a former elected Howard County Board of Education member and a retired Howard County educator, I'd like to give my support to Howard County Superintendent, Dr. Renee Foose. I was not happy with the results of the survey of her performance that came out from HCEA. One of the roles I had as a Howard County educator was principal. Being a leader is a challenging task and awesome responsibility. You share credit when things go well and you take the full blame and responsibility when things go wrong.
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February 15, 2014
Recently I had the misfortune to attend the Baltimore County Public Schools board meeting. Silly me, I thought I could speak and influence the board before they made a decision about the boundary change for the new elementary school in Mays Chapel ( "Pot Spring parents object to Mays Chapel redistricting plan," Feb. 12). Little did I know that our school superintendent, Dallas Dance, could override the "democratic" process and order the board to only consider one of the two options that the "official" committee had recommended to the board.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | March 18, 1998
The Harford County school system started rebuilding morale within its unhappy ranks yesterday as Jackie Haas, a respected, veteran educator, took on the role of becoming the interim school superintendent.She officially begins Monday but already is trying to absorb as much as she can from her former boss, Jeffery N. Grotsky, whose tumultuous tenure as Harford school chief ends Friday.The Harford County school board announced Monday that it had reached an agreement with Grotsky to end his four-year contract after 20 months of service, citing irreconcilable differences in management styles.
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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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