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State rejects local school board’s request to make Blank permanent superintendent

October 22nd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Board of Education’s request to have interim superintendent Jeff Blank  named permanent superintendent has been rejected by the state. In a letter from Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon to Board President Robert Farrell,  she addresses a statutory timeline governing the appointment of a county superintendent. It states: “in the year in which a term begins, the county board shall appoint a county superintendent between February 1st and June 30th”. The term of the new superintendent would begin July 1, 2020 which is the date that the interim superintendent’s term ends. The attempt to appoint Blank occurred on October 8th- months before the statutory appointment period- thus Salmon rejected the request

3 Responses to “State rejects local school board’s request to make Blank permanent superintendent”

  1. October 22, 2019 at 8:16 pm, Brian said:

    Let’s waste some more money we don’t have

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  2. October 22, 2019 at 8:53 pm, Ed Dodrill said:

    Outrage! When will have a board that cares about education!

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  3. October 22, 2019 at 9:12 pm, Cassie said:

    We will have a board that cares about education and the students once Farrell and Bohn are removed or resign.

    Reply

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