BALTIMORE-When the state General Assembly goes into session this week, expect city officials to lobby hard for millions of dollars in much needed funds to repair dilapidated school buildings.
According to a report in the Baltimore Sun, the administration of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, city delegates and some state senators plan to push for the Baltimore School System’s school construction plan that relies on receiving at least $32 million a year from the State of Maryland. The 10-year school construction plan, according to the newspaper, would rehabilitate 136 school buildings. During that time 26 school buildings would close.
Meanwhile, some city officials have lined up against a plan by Gov. Martin O’Malley to build a $70 million juvenile detention center in East Baltimore. See story in the Baltimore Sun.