Pact reached with firm to run 9 schools

July 17, 1992|By Mark Bomster | Mark Bomster,Staff Writer

Baltimore's school superintendent announced last night that the system has hammered out a tentative contract with a private company expected to take over nine city public schools this September.

The contract, with Education Alternatives Inc. of Minneapolis, now goes to Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke for further review and possible revision. It still would have to be approved by the city's Board of Estimates.

School and company officials refused to give details of the tentative agreement at last night's school board meeting, where school Superintendent Walter G. Amprey gave an update on the contract.

Education Alternatives promises two teachers in every classroom, computers and other high-tech equipment, and its own curriculum.

Also last night, the school board approved the latest round of school principal transfers and appointments. So far, more than 30 schools are due to get new principals this September.

But Evelyn T. Beasley, the high-profile principal of Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, will not be transferred, Dr. Amprey said. Last month, Mrs. Beasley told parents that Dr. Amprey had planned to remove her, prompting a protest.

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