State Roundup, May 25, 2016

NEW SCHOOL SUPER NAMED: Karen B. Salmon, an administrator whose three decades in education have been spent almost entirely in small school systems, was named Maryland state superintendent Tuesday. Liz Bowie of the Sun reports that the state school board announced the appointment of Salmon, currently an interim Maryland deputy superintendent, at its monthly meeting. Salmon spent a decade as the superintendent in Talbot County on the Eastern Shore and several years in a small suburban system in New York.

STATE DIETARY WORKERS KEEP JOBS: Michael Dresser of the Sun writes that the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed that almost 70 state dietary services workers who were scheduled to be fired and replaced by private contractors will instead keep their jobs.

MAJOR CHANGES BEFORE STATE APPROVAL: Arelis Hernandez reports for the Post that the Maryland Health Care Commission member reviewing the project says that the long-awaited Prince George’s County regional hospital is too big and too expensive to win state regulatory approval without major changes.