Baltimore, Md. - Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City Schools CEO Doctor Andres Alonso are working to make sure students are learning in a healthy and safe environment.
The Mayor and Alonso announced a new task force on Monday which will tackle the school system's $2.8 billion shortfall for school construction and renovations.
Baltimore City has some of the oldest school buildings in the state of Maryland.
The Mayor says in addition to the $2.8 billion shortfall, another $1.5 billion is needed to update conditions and $1.3 billion needs to go towards renovations in schools that need upgrades such as air conditioners, or adequate heat.
The new task force will explore financial and legislative options. The group is expected to make its recommendations by February.
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