Gov. Hogan to give Baltimore City Schools $23.7M in additional funding
BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Gov. Hogan’s second supplemental budget agreement announced Sunday includes $28.2 million in additional funding for K-12 schools.
Baltimore City Public Schools are slated to receive $23.7 million in additional funding pending new budgetary requirements. In the agreement to receive the additional funding stringent fiscal responsibility requirements would have to pass legislation. This would include an audit for the city school system by the Maryland Department of Budget and Management along with consultation from an independent accountant.
"Ensuring that every Maryland student has access to a world-class education is the number one priority of our administration, and I thank Mayor Pugh, Dr. Santelises, and members of the legislature for working with us to provide this support to schools in Baltimore City and ten jurisdictions across the state," said Governor Hogan. "But more money isn't the only answer we are proud that this funding is part of an agreement with Baltimore City leadership to bring greater transparency and accountability to city school finances. This is what students, parents, teachers, and Maryland taxpayers deserve."
The following K-12 schools will also receive additional funding:
Calvert County ($240,000)
Carroll County ($1.6 million)
Garrett County ($456,000)
Harford County ($356,000)
Kent County ($215,000)
Queen Anne’s County ($22,000)
Somerset County ($455,000)
Talbot County ($133,000)
The second supplemental budget agreement will be submitted to the legislature on Monday, March 27.