Contracted out: How Maryland school districts do business

The Baltimore City Public Schools board made 2,411 recorded payments above $25,000 from FY2019 to FY2022 to 979 total distinct vendors. The school board paid these major vendors a total of $1,958,732,446 over that period.

This data does not contain payments to most local, state and federal government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service or Maryland Board of Education, which are often the top vendor, because of inconsistencies among counties in interpreting the reporting law.

Explore the top 10 recipients of that money below, or browse our database for records from Baltimore City Public Schools.

Top 10 Vendors

Vendor Name Total Amount
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield $400,800,458
Express Scripts $126,338,416
Daly Computers Inc $48,878,635
WGL Energy Systems Inc. $30,093,451
Baltimore Curriculum Project $29,216,248
Cam Construction Co Inc $27,203,017
Durham School Services $26,696,083
J F Fischer Inc $25,522,321
Kaiser Permanente $25,399,108
Afya Public Charter School $24,542,805

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Between FY2019 and FY2022, Baltimore City Public Schools paid a combined $400,800,458 to the vendor CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, which is the school board's top recipient across all payments.

Hover over the bars on the chart below to see the top vendors over the observed years, or hover over the line graph to see the total spending from this school district by year.

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