Teachers, Students, and Advocates To Testify in Support of a Bill that Lays the Foundation for a Mass-Scale School Construction Program in Baltimore City

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ANNAPOLIS - On February 28, the campaign to Transform Baltimore and the Baltimore Education Coalition will testify in front of the House Appropriations Committee in support of House Bill 304, a bill that would give existing state capital funding for school construction in the form of a “block grant” to Baltimore City Public Schools.  If passed, City Schools could borrow large amounts of funding up front to begin a mass-scale school construction and renovation program, and use the annual state block grant in an alternative financing arrangement to pay down the debt.