The latest investigative article by Ann Constantino in The Baltimore Post reveals further hidden paid consulting by Dallas Dance, which casts new light on apparent deceptions wielded by the former BCPS superintendent during his tenure as a public official here. And Dance’s ethically fraught consulting efforts continue–the former public school leader has even co-opted photos of BCPS school children to promote his for-profit business.
From the Baltimore Post story: “Seven months after an ethics panel found former Superintendent S. Dallas Dance in violation of his contract for consulting for now defunct Chicago-based educational consulting firm, SUPES Academy, the former Baltimore County Public Schools education leader entered into a $42,501.06 contract with Pasadena Unified School District to provide leadership training for the system’s existing and aspiring principals.”
Through his limited liability company, Deliberate Excellence, LLC (DELLC), Dance signed a four-month agreement with the California-based school system totaling $38,000, including an additional $4,501.06 in reimbursements for travel and other expenses.”
Overall, BCPS district contracts, spending, and programs are widely suspect under this unfolding track record–expanding evidence to support a Special Review Audit by the Maryland Office of Legislative audits, as well as further school, county, and state review and investigations.