Under investigation, Stewart resigns as N. Baltimore treasurer


NORTH BALTIMORE – The school district’s treasurer who is under investigation has resigned.

The North Baltimore Board of Education on May 23 accepted the resignation of Steven Stewart, effective Wednesday.

Stewart was on administrative leave since March pending an investigation.

“Mr. Stewart chose to resign,” said Superintendent Ryan Delaney.

Federal investigators arrived at the board offices March 22 and were seen removing boxes.

The decision to place Stewart on leave was made after a thorough review of some financial irregularities that had been brought to his attention, Delaney said at the time Stewart was placed on leave.

Stewart had been the treasurer for the district since 2017.

Catherine Grant, director of Congressional and Communications Services within the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General, said there was no news to share on the investigation.

In August 2021, the district’s board of education named Stewart as assistant superintendent and gave him a five-year contract for that, as well as his treasurer position. Those contracts were to expire July 31, 2027.

Georgianna Lanning will continue to serve as interim treasurer until June 30.

Also at the meeting, the board:

• Accepted $1,375 from Shelly Johnson toward prom ticket sale fundraiser, $1,000 from North Baltimore American Legion toward the special education Cedar Point trip and $4,000 from North Baltimore Eagles for the senior awards and Cedar Point trip.

• Approved the following contracts for the 2023-24 school year: Bradlee Rowlinson, head cross country coach; Wade Ishmael, head football coach; Clinton Ebright, head girls varsity basketball coach; Joey Hagemyer, head boys varsity basketball coach; and Kristin Hagemyer, head cheer adviser.

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