Mayor welcomes Baltimore kids back to school

Posted at 6:25 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 18:25:15-04

Summer officially came to an end for Baltimore City students Monday, as they began their first day of school.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was out of City Hall and in classrooms across the city, welcoming kids back from break.

She started her day visiting John Eager Howard and Westside Elementary School. Then, the mayor stopped by to check on the girls at Lilli May Carroll Jackson school, who have already been back for two weeks. With the array of schools in the district, Rawlings-Blake said parents are able to make the decision on where their child can receive their education.

"The great thing about our school system is there's choice," Mayor Rawlings-Blake said. "Parents have a choice to send their kids to schools that start traditional opening day or at schools, like this charter school, that open earlier. I want our parents to have as many choices as possible so they can provide educational excellence for their young people."
Mayor Rawlings-Blake wrapped up her Monday morning at Meregenthaler Vocation-Technical High School.

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