Mayor, Baltimore Schools CEO, Del. McIntosh to join coalition to call for school funding

May 11, 2015

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Mayor Rawlings-Blake, CEO Dr. Thornton, and Del. McIntosh Stand with the Baltimore Education Coalition to Urge Gov. Hogan to Release School Funding


Over $60,000 per school, critical teacher positions and programs at-risk for Baltimore City


CONTACT:  Bebe Verdery, 410.456.7953;


Baltimore, MD - This Monday, city leaders and the Baltimore Education Coalition will stand unified at Barclay Elementary School to call upon Gov. Larry Hogan to release $68 million in GCEI education funding to Maryland school districts - Baltimore City Public Schools would receive $11.6 million. Under the leadership of Del. Maggie McIntosh, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, the Maryland General Assembly in a bipartisan fashion set aside money in the budget during the session to restore more than 90% of Gov. Hogan's $144 million in cuts to education. However, Gov. Hogan has refused to release GCEI funding. 


Baltimore City Public Schools has received GCEI funding since 2009. If this funding is not released, city schools will get less funding and principals will be forced to cut teachers, critical programs, and student services.


WHO:  Speakers - Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Dr. Gregory Thornton, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair of House Appropriations Committee, Marietta English, President of the Baltimore Teachers Union, Bebe Verdery, Director of the ACLU Education Reform Project and Co-Chair of the Maryland Education Coalition, and Roxanne Allen, Chair of the Baltimore Education Coalition.


WHAT:  City leaders and the Baltimore Education Coalition join together to call on Governor Hogan to release $68 million in GCEI education funding for Maryland school districts, $11.6 million for Baltimore City


WHEN:  Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:45am


WHERE: Barclay Elementary School, 2900 Barclay Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218.