Education and Youth Committee to hold Legislative Oversight Hearing
BALTIMORE, MD – On Thursday, February 9th, Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen and members of the Council's Education and Youth Committee, will hold a public hearing on the budget deficit facing Baltimore City Public Schools.
Thursday's hearing will take place at Patterson High School at 100 Kane Street, at 4:30 p.m.
- Investigate the causes of Baltimore City Public Schools’ projected $129,000,000 deficit.
- Learn from students, parents, teachers, principals and advocates, about the real impact that budget cuts could have.
- Determine best course of action to help close funding gap, and set a trajectory to increase long-term investment and accountability.
- Zeke Cohen - Introduction of Committee (4 minutes)
Reintroduce the committee.
Share rules and share goals of the Hearing
Brief statement on the deficit
- Andy Marquez (Patterson High School Student 3 Minutes)
- Bobbi O’Brien (Patterson High School Teacher 3 Minutes)
- David Fawley (Patterson Park Public Charter School Parent 3 Minutes)
- Chris Turk (Principal George Washington Elementary School 3 Minutes)
- Alison Perkins-Cohen (Chief of Staff, Baltimore City Public Schools 15 Minutes)
- Greater Baltimore Committee Representative (3 Minutes)
- Adequacy Study Rep (3 Minutes)
- Morgan Showalter (Baltimore Teachers Union Representative 3 Minutes)
- Professor Lawrence Brown (Morgan State University 3 Minutes)
- Frank Patinella (ACLU and Baltimore Education Coalition 3 Minutes)
- Taylor Stewart (Baltimoreans for Educational Equity 3 Minutes)
- Student from SOMOS (3 Minutes)
- Public Testimony (40 Minutes)
- Questions from Education Committee throughout presentations (25 Minutes)