This post originally appeared in an email from CPHA’s Transform Baltimore partner, the ACLU of Maryland.
With your help, the Transform Baltimore campaign has made school construction a top priority for Baltimore. During the special session on gaming this past month, city Delegates and Senators pushed hard to make sure city school construction would benefit if gaming was expanded. Thanks to their efforts, if voters approve the gaming ballot initiative in November, Baltimore City Schools will receive an estimated additional $2.5 million in school construction funding each year. This line of new revenue would allow $37 million to be borrowed to build new/renovate schools – one more piece toward the total rebuilding of Baltimore schools.
As we send our children back to school this week, we are reminded of how important it is that all children have the opportunity to learn in a healthy, safe, and modern building capable of supporting the instructional needs of a 21st century curriculum.
Please take 30 seconds to thank our leaders NOW for making school construction a top priority and encourage them to keep up the good work in the upcoming regular session for the “block grant” bill!
You can thank Baltimore City’s General Assembly Delegation by clicking here.