Baltimore Schools: $129 Million in the Red | WYPR

Baltimore Schools: $129 Million in the Red

Dec 20, 2016

Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools
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Baltimore City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises announced last week that the school system faces a $129 million deficit in next fiscal year's budget. What might this mean for filling vacancies or upgrading facilities? How might the school board approach a budget deficit of this magnitude? We speak to two former city school board members, David Stone and Kalman “Buzzy” Hettleman.