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City schools face $60 million deficit even without state cuts
City schools face $60 million deficit even without state cuts

Even before proposed state budget cuts, Baltimore City schools face a shortfall next year of more than $60 million — and officials are considering layoffs as one option for resolving the problem. Schools CEO Gregory Thornton was in Annapolis on Tuesday meeting with key lawmakers to brief them on the system's budget woes. Participants said he assured them he will make cuts to close the deficit and set the school system on a fiscally responsible path, but asked them to work to restore $35 million in cuts in Gov. Larry Hogan's budget proposal. If the proposed cuts are approved, the system's total deficit would be roughly $100 million, or about 8 percent of the $1.3...

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