Sunday, November 6, 2011

BCP Schools Rally to Transform Baltimore

On Thursday November 3, 2011 groups from three BCP Schools - City Springs School, Collington Square School, and Hampstead Hill Academy - joined groups from over 30 City schools for a rally to fix school facilities at War Memorial Hall.

Students decried the deplorable conditions of some of their school facilities. Students, parents, and teachers urged elected officials to support the Transform Baltimore campaign and adopt the Greenville Plan, a $2.8 billion bond financing strategy that was used successfully in Greenville, S.C. to renovate 70 schools.

Using the roughly $61 million that is currently available in annual funds for city school facilities, Baltimore could borrow approximately $1 billion to fix or rebuild half of the City's schools over the next few years. The $61 million a year would be used to pay back the loan.

Read more in:
The Baltimore Sun - Baltimore students lead rally for better school facilities
Baltimore Brew - Baltimore students protest “shameful” conditions in their schools

Learn more about the Transform Baltimore campaign at: