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City Schools offering free meals this summer at more than 120 sites

Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Photo by Eli Pousson/Baltimore Heritage, via Flickr.

Baltimore City Public Schools will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to students during the summer at more than 120 locations, the school system announced today.

At most of those, breakfast is served at either 8 a.m. or 8:30 a.m., with lunch following at 11:30 a.m. or noon. A complete list of locations and times can be found here, through the Maryland Summer Meals Site Search or by calling 211.

Event pick: Have some drinks and pizza, and prep for a cold winter for Baltimore’s beleaguered schools

Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Winter is coming for Baltimore City schools, and no, that’s not an overly dramatic reference for some students, teachers and staff who’ll be sitting in dated school buildings that aren’t ready for the cold. Few will forget this past winter in Baltimore City Public Schools, when the district dealt with backlash for keeping schools open in early January as students sat huddled together in winter coats in sub-40-degree classrooms.

After review, City Schools overturns scoring error that left English for Speakers of Other Languages students out of selective high schools

Three students with the group SOMOS testify at a June 12 school board meeting.

Twenty-four eighth graders in Baltimore City’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program have been offered spots at selective high schools this coming year after a June internal review by City Schools of a scoring error, Baltimore Fishbowl has learned after filing a public information request with City Schools.

Santelises, Pugh remember lost students on Day of Peace and Remembrance

Dr. Sonja Santelises speaks at Baltimore City Public Schools’ Day of Peace and Remembrance. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

A bell was struck after each of the nine names was read aloud by Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises.

Rashad Parks, Excel Academy

Tyrese Davis, Calverton Elementary/Middle School

Ex-Baltimore Principal to Serve 90 Days in Prison for Stealing Nearly $59K from City Schools

Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

A former principal of the now-defunct Baltimore Community High School will serve three months in jail and must repay exactly $58,689.34 for using public funds to gamble and buy dozens of Apple devices and other electronics as gifts for others.

Document: The 140 City School Buildings that Suffered Heating Failures or Maintenance Issues Since Jan. 2

Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

At last night’s town hall meeting at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Baltimore City Public Schools distributed a list of every building where heating systems failed, pipes broke or other maintenance issues occurred due to a prolonged frigid cold spell that began around Christmas.

Hundreds Pack School Board Meeting to Air Grievances Over Broken Heating, Facilities

A crowd packs into an overflow room to watch the Baltimore City School Board meeting on Jan. 9. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Baltimore City school board Chair Cheryl Casciani promised a tense crowd at North Avenue on Tuesday night that the school board meeting would proceed as a “normal business meeting.” It was anything but that.

In Announcing School Legislation, Emergency Funding, Hogan Slams City Schools Over Heating

Gov. Larry Hogan holds a press conference on education legislation. Image via Facebook Live.

Gov. Larry Hogan today announced legislation to create an office of the state education inspector general to look into complaints on illegal and unethical conduct by school administrators, as well as $2.5 million in discretionary funding from the state’s Catastrophic Event Account to fix the “immediate, horrendous, failing HVAC systems crisis” in Baltimore.

Sinclair Broadcast Group Sues Baltimore’s Public School System Over Rejected Public Information Request

Fox45, the local Sinclair Broadcast Group affiliate. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Local TV news conglomerate Sinclair Broadcast Group has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore City Public Schools over the school system’s denial of a public information request from one of Sinclair’s reporters.