School board attorney says Hairston had authority to sign legal agreement on AIM
At last night's Baltimore County school board meeting, the school board's outside legal counsel said that Joe A. Hairston acted within his legal authority when he signed an agreement with former employee Barbara Dezmon. The agreement gives Dezmon the right to market a product that she had the idea for, but that county employees turned into a software program.
School board members said they hoped this put the issue to rest. However, critics may well say that one of the most important issues is whether Hairston should have signed the agreement because it offered a special deal to an employee.
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