Baltimore City School Board to Vote on Controversial Budget

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore’s school board is scheduled to vote on a $1.3 billion budget that includes cuts to programs and may lead to revising its funding formula for individual schools.

School officials proposed cutting the IB [international baccalaureate] programs at City College and the Mount Washington School by more than $30,000 next year. And support for the Ingenuity Project, a science, technology, engineering and math program that serves high-performing schools like Roland Park Elementary/Middle and Polytechnic Institute, hit a five-year low this year, with next year’s funding proposed to come from the district’s rainy-day fund.

Additionally, the school board will vote to approve individual school budgets for the 2014-2015 school year, with the deepest cuts planned at large high schools such as Edmondson-Westside, Poly, City College and Dunbar.

For more information, see the full story from the Baltimore Sun.