Documentation shows Prince George's County school CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell, or members of his executive cabinet, directed unauthorized 10 – 12 percent pay raises for members of central office, according to three members of the Prince Georges County school board.
This comes after a four percent pay increase for teachers was defeated last month.
These raises violated the collective bargaining agreement.
Three board members, Edward Burroughs, David Murray, and Raaheela Ahmed, drafted a letter to notify County Executive Rushern Baker about the pay increases.
They are asking him to take action. In their letter they say, "In our view, there is a serious lack of basic oversight and accountability at the highest levels of the school system."
Burroughs, Murray, and Ahmed had proposed the amendment that would have increased employee pay by four percent during the February 22, 2018 school board meeting. It did not pass, after other board members rejected the motion.
We reached out to Dr. Maxwell's office and are awaiting a comment.