Schools that didn't spend their Title 1 money
The Baltimore Education Network has posted on its Web site a list of the Title 1 money that city schools received for the past two years and how much was spent. According to BEN, the system is at risk of having to send back $175,000 in unspent Title 1 money. Among the biggest non-spenders: Lombard Middle ($7,423), Arlington Elementary ($5,263) and Garrison Middle ($5,670).
Throughout my years covering education, it's always baffled me when schools that complain about how short-changed they are don't spend the money they do have. In this case, it seems the problem may have been that the schools didn't get the money until too late in the year to do anything about it.
(Note to anyone experiencing technical difficulties: Oddly, when I click on the link to the list of schools on the BEN Web site, it opens a new window of the homepage. When I click the same link on the second homepage screen, the PDF file with the list opens.)