Working to Close Baltimore City School's budget gap

Posted at 7:32 AM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 07:32:32-04

A new push to close the $130 million budget shortfall looming over Baltimore City schools. Monday schools CEO Sonja Santelises is meeting for Governor Larry Hogan to talk about ways to close the gap.

The district is also holding a series of town hall meetings to give the community a chance to ask questions about the school system's budget. The first is Monday March 13 at 6 p.m. at Frederick Douglass High School. You can find a full schedule of the town hall meetings here.

On Friday Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh along with a delegation spoke before the General Assembly to present a proposal on how to close the budget shortfall. The proposal calls for the City and state to give Baltimore schools an extra $180 million over a three-year period. Lawmakers are still considering the proposal.