Parent And Staff Participation Needed For BCPS Elementary School Boundary Study


BCPS recently concluded its middle school boundary study process, approving the committee's recommendation without edits. (Credit: Baltimore County Public Schools/ Cropper GIS)

BALTIMORE COUNTY - Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) is seeking passionate parents and staff volunteers to form a boundary study committee to recommend new elementary school boundary areas.

According to school officials, the study aims to suggest ways to mitigate enrollment burdens on central area elementary schools. School officials anticipate implementing the newly defined boundaries in the 2024–2025 academic year.

The 19-member Central Area Elementary School Boundary Study Committee will be integral to the boundary redrawing process. Following months of debate and delays from the board of education, the Central and Northeast Area Middle School Boundary Study Committee's recommendation was approved without changes on July 12.

According to BCPS, two parents and one staff member will represent the each of the following elementary schools on the committee:

  • Carroll Manor
  • Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet
  • Halstead Academy
  • Hampton, Jacksonville
  • Lutherville Laboratory
  • Mays Chapel
  • Oakleigh
  • Padonia International
  • Pine Grove
  • Pinewood
  • Pleasant Plains
  • Pot Spring
  • Riderwood
  • Rodgers Forge
  • Stoneleigh
  • Timonium
  • Warren
  • West Towson

Those willing to join the committee can express their interest by completing the Committee Member Interest Form or contacting their school's principal before the deadline on August 4.

The selection of committee members is slated for late summer 2023, with the first meeting scheduled for September 2023.

The committee will convene multiple times from September 2023 through January 2024 and conduct two public information sessions within that timeframe.

In early 2024, the Board of Education will scrutinize the committee's suggestions, host a public hearing, and decide on the recommendation.

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