The council unanimously approved the contract with Sage since it was the lower of the two sole bids.
After months of reporters' requests for information, as well as attempts at seeking clarity on the document shredding, on Wednesday, Baltimore County Public Schools released a statement. In short: officials claim that media reports are inaccurate.
As an elected official, Pugh was required to file the financial disclosure statements annually and disclose the company on required reports filed with the Maryland State Ethics Commission. She did so under penalties of perjury.
Board member Russell Kuehn, who chairs the committee, said during Tuesday’s school board meeting that the committee “felt compelled to take action" and directed the office to begin the investigation.
Olszewski said he trusts that school leadership and the school board “are taking a serious look at this and will do something about it.”