Boundary Adjustments and School Closings

In February 2015, the Board of Education voted to form a Boundary Adjustment Committee to look at alternatives for comprehensive redistricting and/or school closures to both save money and improve instruction.

In September 2015, the Boundary Adjustment Committee presented two options to the Board of Education. Option 1 was a closure of Charles Carroll Elementary School and limited redistricting. Option 2 was closure of five schools — Charles Carroll Elementary, Mt Airy Elementary, Sandymount Elementary, New Windsor Middle and North Carroll High with a more comprehensive redistricting.

The Board is asking everyone to review the options and provide feedback to the committee. All committee feedback also goes to all board members.

The timeline, as announced by Board President Jim Doolan at October 8th’s Joint Commissioner / Board of Education meeting is extremely short. The board will continue to take emails, letters and phone calls. There will be 30 minutes of public input at the October 14th board meeting and then a vote will be taken to continue forward with a plan for redistricting and closures. This plan will then be presented in public meetings over the ensuing weeks before a final vote is taken by the board at its November 2015 meeting.

The school system has created a web page with a wealth of information, including the report itself, frequently asked questions and boundary maps for both options.

http://www.carrollk12.org/boe/boundaryadjustment/default.asp

In response, many school PTAs, parent groups and even towns are marshaling resources to get people informed and involved. We at Carroll Values Education applaud this and want to help. To that end, we provide a link below to any group that requests it. We do not necessarily agree with any particular group or groups, but believe the more everyone is informed, the better.

If you have a group and would like to be included on this page, please email us at info@carrollvalueseducation.com


Our posts on this issue:

We need more publicly public input!

Presentation to Community Advisory Council

Instructional Effects of Declining Enrollments on Students

Instructional Effects of Declining Enrollments on Teachers

Instructional Effects of Declining Enrollments on Schedules