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Thornton tells lawmakers city schools will lay off 100 central office staff
Thornton tells lawmakers city schools will lay off 100 central office staff

Baltimore city schools CEO Gregory Thornton told state lawmakers Friday that about 100 employees will lose their jobs at the end of the school year in his plan to close a $108 million deficit. During a briefing Friday with the city delegation — whose members pressed him on the district's recent controversies over finances and school safety — Thornton outlined some of the $63 million in savings he identified publicly last month. “The message behind the list is that there have been many hard decisions in city schools so that our young people get the standard of care that they need,” Thornton told lawmakers. Part of his "standard of care" is having...

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