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Delegate Calls For Ethics Probe Of Baltimore County School Chief
Updated: Monday, December 16 2013, 12:39 PM EST
State Delegate Pat McDonough is calling for the state's ethics board to investigate a consulting contract given to Baltimore county superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance by a company already doing business with the school system.
McDonough told FOX45 he wants the $15,000 payout from a company called SUPES Academy investigated for possible violations of the state's ethic's code.
"It's a very serious issue and I've sent a letter to the board," Del. McDonough told FOX45. "Dr. Dance's contract has to be revised, no outside work; we have a lot of work to do in Baltimore County."
McDonough added, "Under the contract that Dr. Dance has with the board he's supposed to report these things but its written so vaguely...It's obviously quid-pro-quo, it's a conflict of interest and it's an ethical violation at least."
The Baltimore Sun reported that Dance was hired by the firm to train principals in Chicago after it received a $875,00 training contract from the county school system to train administrators.
This weekend Dance sent an email to county school board announcing he had terminated the consulting contract. He has yet to sit down with the school board to discuss the issue, Delegate Shawn Tarrant told FOX45.
"There's so many more details that haven't been revealed yet," Tarrant said. "Once you get the details worked out you can find out if there was anything improper that was done. I think the guy just has a passion for education and has an old company he used to work for and wanted to simply go out and help them out...to go out to Chicago, get a great steak and help out your former employer, that's kind of hard to pass up."
The board plans to meet in closed session Tuesday to hear directly from Dance.