Baltimore County added, “Our concern is that this is not comparing like data so it is not possible to answer this question without having the underlying data for all 100 counties.”
“What’s going on is that there is no accountability,” added Szeliga. “There are clearly no adequate safeguards.”
Szeliga says something needs to change. As a result of Project Baltimore’s findings, she wants the state to impose regulations on how school districts spend their money – so more goes to classrooms and less to administrators. Seventy-five percent of Baltimore City Schools funding comes from Annapolis. In the suburban counties, it’s around 40%. Which is why Szeliga says the state should have more say in how it’s spent.