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  • Dallas Dance, Kevin Kamenetz and the Baltimore County way

    Dallas Dance, Kevin Kamenetz and the Baltimore County way
    Every bit of what just happened to the Baltimore County school system's budget proposal — the superintendent's request for a major increase in funds, the closed-doors meetings between board members and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, the superintendent's decision to cut his own request — was entirely predictable to anyone who has followed county politics. It has happened every time a superintendent has chosen to violate the unspoken rule that you don't make the county executive look bad by requesting more money than he wants to give.
  • County school board bumps up Dance's benefits

    County school board bumps up Dance's benefits
    When the Baltimore County school board voted Tuesday on a contract that includes a raise for Superintendent Dallas Dance, they talked about a $5,000 salary increase. They didn't mention in public other benefits that will bump up his compensation by...

    Schmidt gets another year as county school board chief

       Towsonattorney Lawrence E. Schmidt was reelected president of the Baltimore County school board Tuesday night and David Uhlfelder was voted in as vice president. Both will serve one year terms.  Schmidt, who joined the board in 2009, was first...

    Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board [Editorial]

    Balto. Co. should have a hybrid school board  [Editorial]
    When debate over changing the composition of Baltimore County's school board last gained traction in the General Assembly, parents had a long list of grievances against then-Superintendent Joe A. Hairston and a board rightly viewed as overly deferential...

    Some criticize Dance over rapid changes to school system

    Some criticize Dance over rapid changes to school system
    A year and a half into the tenure of the superintendent they hired for his communication skills, Baltimore County school board members probably did not expect such an uproar. Protesters rang cowbells, blew horns and chanted in the cold night air outside...