The directive, approved initially by the previous school board, was in response to reports that nearly 2,600 financial disclosure statements were suddenly destroyed preceding and during an audit of the system’s procurement practices.
"Trees are not only valuable when human beings are enjoying them; trees are just valuable. They add a lot… Trees are not just there on which to hang hammocks.”
In the midst of a high profile and widely anticipated procurement audit last year, employees from Baltimore County Public Schools had over 53,000 lbs. of accounting documents from its fiscal services file room destroyed, a windowless storage-room-turned-office in its Business Administration building.
While the minimum age to purchase tobacco and nicotine products -- including vape -- has recently risen in Maryland from 18 to 21, lobbying dollars may be reaching even higher, all while addicted youth and young adults look for other ways to find vaping products.