Maryland board names Arlotto new superintendent

Friday, May 9, 2014

Anne Arundel County school officials conducted a national search that yielded more than 50 candidates to become the system's next superintendent, but it turned out the person for the job was already in the building.

George Arlotto, 50, the system's current chief of staff and a former principal in Montgomery County, was appointed Wednesday by the Anne Arundel school board as superintendent of the state's fifth-largest school district and the county's second-largest employer.

The move is pending agreement on a four-year contract, school officials said. Board President Teresa Milio Birge said the system won't comment on details of the pact, including Arlotto's salary, while negotiations are underway.

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