Contracted out: How Maryland school districts do business

The Dorchester County Public Schools board made 485 recorded payments above $25,000 from FY2019 to FY2022 to 201 total distinct vendors. The school board paid these major vendors a total of $123,447,269 over that period.

This data does not contain payments to most local, state and federal government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service or Maryland Board of Education, which are often the top vendor, because of inconsistencies among counties in interpreting the reporting law.

Explore the top 10 recipients of that money below, or browse our database for records from Dorchester County Public Schools.

Top 10 Vendors

Vendor Name Total Amount
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield $33,707,709
Data Networks of America Inc $5,057,348
Specialized Education Services Inc $4,857,114
Labor First Llc $4,104,051
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co $4,031,053
Dorchester County Health Department $2,882,310
American Fidelity Assurance $2,664,037
Ark Systems Inc $2,547,149
WGL Energy Systems Inc. $2,406,176
Maryland Association of Boards of Education $2,284,993

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Between FY2019 and FY2022, Dorchester County Public Schools paid a combined $33,707,709 to the vendor CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, which is the school board's top recipient across all payments.

Hover over the bars on the chart below to see the top vendors over the observed years, or hover over the line graph to see the total spending from this school district by year.

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