BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Former Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance has been indicted on perjury charges.
Dance was indicted on four counts of perjury by a Baltimore County grand jury for failing to report nearly $150,000 in outside income on his financial disclosures.
These charges are related to discrepancies on his Financial Disclosure Statements for 2012, 2013, and 2015.
He is accused of not reporting nearly $150,000 in earnings from his work for Deliberate Excellence Consulting, even though he reported that “he had no interest in any companies,” and “had no source of earned income other than BCoPS.”
Dance became superintendent in 2012, and signed a four-year contract in the 2016, before resigning in April 2017.
“I just think it’s horrendous and I’m glad–if he has done something wrong–that he’s going to be prosecuted,” said PTA president Amy Kline. “If the person in charge of the school system cannot be trusted and is a liar–that’s a horrible example for the kids.”
“Every time you turn around, some official that we’re supposed to look up to, something always corrupt,” one woman said.
“Of course we’re all disappointed,if it is indeed true,” said Abby Beytin of the Baltimore County Teachers Association. “That’s not what we expect from our high supervisors. They’re suppose to be above reproach.”
Verletta White, Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent, released the following statement:
“We are surprised and saddened to hear about the charges against former superintendent Dallas Dance. It is important to note, there are no accusations of wrongdoing by the current administration or me. I have full confidence in the integrity of our staff and organization as a whole. We will stay focused and continue to work diligently to provide the best education possible for our more than 113,000 students.”