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Thornton outlines plan to close city schools' budget deficit
Thornton outlines plan to close city schools' budget deficit

Central office layoffs, the elimination of hundreds of positions in a "surplus pool" of teachers and staff and other savings totaling $63 million are part of Baltimore schools CEO Gregory Thornton's plan to shrink an estimated $108 million deficit in next fiscal year's budget. In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, Thornton for the first time outlined out a plan to chip away at a deficit run up by commitments including union contracts, pre-kindergarten and the overhaul of the district's infrastructure — and which has increased due to another $35 million in state cuts. Thornton has previously been mum on the size of the district's deficit and the scope...

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