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Baltimore County School Board Votes to Remove Meeting Agenda Item that Sought to Remove Document Destruction Ban

The Baltimore County school board voted on Tuesday to remove a topic from its meeting agenda that sought to remove or modify a ban that prevents certain staff members from destroying documents after a directive, approved last year by the previous school board, directed the system to cease the purging of any routine or non-routine record destruction.

The ban had been put in place last year, after a report came to light that thousands of pages of financial disclosure statements were destroyed preceding and during a procurement audit of the system’s purchasing practices.

Due to an ongoing and unrelated legislative audit, several lawmakers sent letters to school board, imploring members to uphold the ban.

Board members voted to address the matter at a future meeting.

 

To read the backstory regarding the destruction of records, see: Gunpowder Gazette Insider: The Story Behind the Story on Baltimore County Public Schools’ Financial Document Destruction

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