Two top officials under former Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston appear on their way to new assignments.
Chief Communications Officer Phyllis Reese and Assistant Superintendent of the Department of Human Resources Donald Peccia are expected to be reassigned from their current posts by new Superintendent S. Dallas Dance, according to sources who spoke to Patch on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the personnel moves.
Attempts to reach Dance and Peccia were not immediately successful.
When reached by phone on Thursday, Reese declined to provide much detail on her reassignment.
"I don't want to answer any questions at this point but I was not asked to resign," Reese said.
Reese faced criticism from state officials in March 2011 after failing to disclose the salary of then-deputy superintendent Renee Foose.
The reasons surrounding Peccia's move are not immediately known.
At a media round table on Monday, Dance listed internal and external communications as one of his main focuses for the new school year. He said that efforts to "amp up" communications will be seen moving forward.
"The community deserves it. Parents deserve it. Our students deserve it, and our employees deserve that," Dance said at the round table. "It's making sure that you know what's happening good with Baltimore County but also what are those areas we're looking to improve upon too."
Charles Herndon, a school system spokeman, would not confirm the reassignments stating that he can't comment on personnel issues. Herndon said announcements concerning changes in school administration staffing would be made in later months.
Patch also requested the salaries of Reese and Peccia, which Herndon said he would provide at a later date. Unlike the school system, Baltimore County government lists the salaries of all its employees on its website.
Patch county politics reporter Bryan Sears contributed to this article.