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City legislative delegation to seek more control of school funding

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.

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