Baltimore City Public Schools

Baltimore school system projects future deficits, plans to increase student recruitment

Baltimore school system projects future deficits, plans to increase student recruitment

Baltimore public school officials are projecting future deficits as large as $30 million a year by 2020, but they are intensifying efforts to recruit and retain more students to avoid losing state funding.

In a “Financial Recovery Plan” submitted Tuesday to state lawmakers, school district administrators laid out plans to improve the system’s financial standing even as student enrollment steadily declines. Baltimore’s schools have lost funding in recent years in part due to a state formula that awards more money to systems with more students.

“While the issues facing Baltimore City Public Schools are many, the district can and must meet these challenges,” school board...

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