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Millions of Maryland taxpayer dollars are reportedly being spent on kids who aren't in school
‘Baltimore HS student fails all but 3 classes over 4 years, ranks near top half of class’
‘A Baltimore high school student passed all but three classes over four years and still graduated near the top half of his class with a 0.13 GPA, according to Fox 45 Baltimore.’
Millions of Maryland taxpayer dollars are being spent on educating students who are not in school, according to a local report.
Project Baltimore, FOX45 Baltimore's investigative reporting team, found that 6,126 students across the state of Maryland were labeled "W50," which means "whereabouts unknown," in 2019. By comparison, at a single Baltimore high school called Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts, recorded 40 students whose whereabouts were unknown.
Maryland schools received an average of $15,148 per student in 2019, which adds up to a total of nearly $93 million spent to educate students who weren't in class across the state and nearly $606,000 at a single Baltimore high school, according to FOX45.