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Baltimore schools get $106 million contract OK, and a grilling

Baltimore schools get $106 million contract OK, and a grilling

The Board of Public Works approved $106.6 million worth of contracts Wednesday under a $1 billion plan to rebuild or replace aging Baltimore schools — but not before grilling system officials about their management of state money.

The five contracts comprise the second round of work authorized by the board under the system's 21st Century Schools project, which aims to upgrade the city's crumbling school buildings, the oldest in Maryland. The project is in its second year of construction work.

The work approved Wednesday includes $38.5 million toward the renovation of the Robert Poole building in Hampden, $36.8 million to replace Arundel Elementary in Cherry Hill and...

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