BALTIMORE - Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young will introduce a resolution Monday night calling for annual updates on the implementation of Baltimore's historic $1 billion plan to modernize public schools.
Young’s resolution requests the Maryland Stadium Authority and Interagency Committee on School Construction – who will oversee the finances – to appear before the Council's Education and Youth Committee for yearly public hearings on the progress of implementing the plan to renovate and build dozens of schools in Baltimore.
The first public hearing will be scheduled in spring 2014.
"We are on the cusp of undertaking a transformative, once-in-a-lifetime revitalization of public schools in Young said in a statement. "We need to do our part to keep the public engaged during the process and ensure that the resources are used in a careful and efficient manner."
The financing for the renovation project is being supported by a partnership between the city, the school system and the state, with each contributing $20 million annually to support $1 billion in bonds.
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