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Dance seeking new four-year contract as Baltimore County superintendent

Dance seeking new four-year contract as Baltimore County superintendent

Baltimore County's school board may have only weeks to decide whether it wants to give Superintendent Dallas Dance a new four-year contract or risk losing him when his contract expires at the end of June.

It isn't clear if Dance — who wants a second contract and has asked for the board's vote by the end of this month — has enough support to remain head of one of Maryland's largest and most diverse school systems.

Five new school board members, appointed in June by Gov. Larry Hogan, say they want to review academic and other school system data before they make a decision about Dance's performance over the past three-and-a-half years. The board has 12 members...

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