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File #: 15-0265R    Version: 0 Name: Public Charter Schools
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 9/21/2015 In control: Health Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2016
Enactment #:
Title: Equitable Funding For City Public Charter Schools FOR the purpose of urging Baltimore City Public Schools to reconsider its inequitable proposed public charter school funding formula to ensure that adequate funds are allocated to all Baltimore students in accordance with State law.
Sponsors: Bill Henry, Mary Pat Clarke, Brandon M. Scott, Rochelle Spector, Eric T. Costello, President Young, Sharon Green Middleton, Carl Stokes, Helen L. Holton, William "Pete" Welch, James B. Kraft, Nick Mosby, Robert Curran, Warren Branch, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: City, Funding, Public Charter Schools
Attachments: 1. 15-0265R~1st Reader
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Henry



A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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Equitable Funding For City Public Charter Schools
FOR the purpose of urging Baltimore City Public Schools to reconsider its inequitable proposed public charter school funding formula to ensure that adequate funds are allocated to all Baltimore students in accordance with State law.
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Recitals

Public charter schools are effective for our families ? with increased accountability and better outcomes, on average, for students. The fact that more than 5,500 students are on public charter school waiting lists, in Baltimore City alone, illustrates that parents see their value. Despite this, the public charter school funding formulas proposed by Baltimore City Public School System continually fall short of meeting either these schools? needs or the standards set by State law.

Education funds for our children are not making it to the classroom, and given past accounting errors and accountability problems at North Avenue, public school families need transparency to ensure that education dollars are following children to classrooms. The choice here is clear: either more funding will be delivered to Baltimore City public school classrooms to support students, or more money will be soaked up at North Avenue.

The law here is also clear ? the State Board of Education, not Baltimore City school staff, should determine how funding follows ...

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