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Andres Alonso
Baltimore schools paying millions in additional income
Baltimore schools paying millions in additional income

As the Baltimore school system was running up a $72 million deficit last year — a gap that officials say will force layoffs for the first time in more than a decade — it paid out $46 million in bonuses, overtime pay and accrued leave, pushing the earnings of many employees well into six figures. The payouts, which have drawn the ire of school officials and lawmakers alike, dwarf the $36.5 million state funding cut that district officials and state lawmakers have fought in recent weeks to restore to avoid what they say would be debilitating cuts to schools and programs. In all, the district has been dealing with a funding gap of more than $108 million. District officials said...

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