Tag: heating

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

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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.

Parents Use Town Hall Meeting to Confront School System Leaders on Facilities Woes

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City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises speaks to a parent. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

More than 100 parents, teachers, students and concerned Baltimore residents packed into the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School cafeteria Monday night to say their piece and field questions directly to Baltimore City Public Schools brass about facilities failures, school funding and a range of other issues.

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

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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

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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.

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