After deadlock, city school board renews contract of Hopkins-run school

April 23, 2013|By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun

Following a two-month impasse, the Baltimore City school board voted Tuesday to extend a one-year contract to the operators of Baltimore Talent Development High School.

The school board voted unanimously, with one recusal, to allow the Center for Social Organization of Schools at the Johns Hopkins University to operate the school for one more year, during which the district will monitor its progress.

In January, after a months-long review of more than two dozen schools with external operators, city schools CEO Andres Alonso recommended severing ties with the school's operator at the end of the school year and slating the school for closure in 2014.

In February and March votes, a majority of school board members could not decide whether the school should break ties with Hopkins or whether it should close.

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