City legislative delegation to seek more control of school funding
Published: January 16, 2013
The city’s legislative delegation has made school funding its top priority. It needs approval to turn the city’s normal school construction allotment into a “block grant” with little state oversight and permission to funnel those millions to a to-be-created nonprofit with the power to float bonds. The state money (plus the bottle-tax money) would provide the $67 million-a-year needed to repay $1 billion in bonds and rebuild the school system.
“We haven’t made history yet, but we will,” Jimmy Stuart, co-chair of the Baltimore Education Coalition, told The Sun. The coalition is planning a rally in support of the plan in Annapolis on Feb. 25.