The Alonso budget presentation
You can find it here.
UPDATE, 8 p.m.: The page above now also links to the school system's current organizational chart and the proposed organizational chart for next year. The charts show that the bulk of cuts come from positions falling under the chief academic officer (608 positions cut to 444) and the chief operating officer (1,535 positions cut to 917 -- partly a result of custodians being moved under principals' oversight). The total number of positions in schools is set to increase from 9,767 now to an estimated 10,411.
But in the midst of the cutting, there's a new hire at the central office: Kathy O'Donnell Volk, a 34-year veteran of Baltimore County schools, was named academic achievement officer at last night's school board meeting. Volk has worked at the Maryland State Department of Education since 2000. In BCPSS, she'll work on "the development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and support of curriculum and instruction," under the direction of Chief Academic Officer Mary Minter, according to a press release.
In response to some of the questions from commenters on this post: In early April, Dr. Alonso will propose to the school board a specific accountability structure under which principals will be evaluated, and the board will have to vote to adopt it. The evaluations will not be exclusively made on test scores.
Since principals will be getting exponentially more money to use at their discretion, it will be up to them to decide how many librarians, guidance counselors and social workers to fund (except for social workers who work with special education students as a part of their IEPs -- they will continue being sent by the central office). Alonso has said he expects that schools will end up with more people in such positions since principals will be able to afford to hire them.
UPDATE, 3/13: A couple people have emailed saying they're having trouble getting the above link to work. I'm not sure what the problem is (it's working fine for me), but here is the URL where you can find the budget presentation and the organizational charts:
Regarding Epiphany's question about whether schools will have an incentive to hire inexperienced teachers because their salaries are cheaper: The answer, for this year at least, is no. Alonso is recommending that principals pay average, not actual teacher salaries, out of their budgets so as not to discourage the hiring of experience teachers. It sounds like he wants to move eventually toward using actual teacher salaries, but he doesn't think the fight is worth it this year. He also said the difference between actual and average salaries in Baltimore isn't nearly as great as people expect, and not nearly as great as in other districts that have less turnover in their workforce.
Regarding Claude's comment on the IEP team associates: Anything involving special education will continue to be funded centrally, but Alonso says he wants principals to have more autonomy in hiring IEP team associates for their schools.