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City Schools, Council President Identify $40 Million Combined to Further Reduce Budget Gap

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Money would come from cuts within City Schools and, potentially, police overtime funds.

Baltimore City Public Schools leaders say they have found another $30 million to cut into the remaining $70 million budget gap for next school year, and the head of the Baltimore City Council says he may know of another $10 million that the city could redirect to schools.

Hundreds Rally in Inner Harbor to Ask Leaders to ‘Fix the Gap’ for City Schools Budget

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For parent Kristin Brown, the $130 million funding gap for next year’s Baltimore City Public Schools’ budget looms heavily over her daughter’s place of learning, Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle School in Bolton Hill. That school alone faces an $800,000 deficit for 2017-18, she said, which could mean letting teachers go.

Teachers, Students, Parents and Others Rally in Annapolis for City Schools Funding Fix

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Photo by Chris Frederick

Lawyers Mall outside the State House in Annapolis was packed last night with students, parents, teachers and other advocates pushing for Gov. Larry Hogan and the State to help Baltimore City Public Schools address a significant budget shortfall.

City Schools Could Lay Off More than 1,000 Staff to Help Close $130M Budget Gap

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Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue, Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore City Public Schools officials are considering major staff cuts to make up for an abnormally large budget deficit of $130 million for fiscal 2018.

Baltimore City Schools Have Big Budget Deficit

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Sonja Santelises

Baltimore City public schools have been facing budget deficits over the last few years, but this time it’s even bigger than usual.

Baltimore Schools CEO Is Replaced

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Sonja Santelises
Sonja Santelises

Only two years into his four year contract, Baltimore Schools CEO Gregory Thornton is on his way out.

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