The Baltimore County School Board has voted to keep its interim superintendent permanently despite ethical lapses.
The Baltimore Sun reports the board voted eight-to-four Tuesday night to keep Verletta White, who has been the interim superintendent for nine months. During that time, the board’s ethics panel determined she had previously violated ethics rules as a schools employee. White was chosen despite the violation and concerns she was linked to ex-superintendent Dallas Dance. Dance will be sentenced on perjury charges Friday.
Several board members wanted White to stay on as interim superintendent as the national candidate search that was previously agreed on was never started. That motion failed. State law mandates that superintendents are given four-year contracts that begin July 1. The board will vote on White’s contract, including her salary and benefits.