Police arrest Baltimore dirt bike 'godfather,' allege he maintained a 'chop shop'

Charter Schools

Baltimore schools CEO: No commitments yet from State House, City Hall to close funding gap

Baltimore schools CEO: No commitments yet from State House, City Hall to close funding gap

Baltimore school officials have asked state and city lawmakers for $65 million to shrink their $130 million budget deficit and help them avoid laying off more than 1,000 workers.

But schools CEO Sonja Santelises said she has "no firm commitments" from the State House or City Hall. And even with the money, Santelises said, the district wouldn't escape the cuts to teachers and schools that officials mostly avoided when faced with budget shortfalls in recent years.

The lingering question is just how deep the cuts will be.

"We held our schools harmless for as long as possible," Santelises told the school board Tuesday night. She said that the budget...

44°