UPDATE: BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams has issued a statement regarding the passing of Dr. Hairston.
Original story below…
TOWSON, MD—A former Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent has died.
BCPS Chief of Staff Michael Dickerson announced on Saturday afternoon that Dr. Joe Hairston had passed away.
Dr. Hairston served as BCPS Superintendent from 2000-2012, when he retired.
A cause of death has not been made public at this time.
Team BCPS, we are saddened to hear of the death of former Superintendent Dr. Joe Hairston. I spoke with Mrs. Hairston just moments ago and she wanted the information shared with the BCPS community. Our prayers are with Dr. Hairston’s Family and all our staff who worked with him.
— Mychael Dickerson (@DMDBCPS) December 28, 2019