Public Invited To Discuss Elementary School Capacity Solutions In Central Baltimore County


Villa Cresta Elementary School in Parkville [pictured] operated at 105% capacity for the 2022 school year, according to BCPS data. (Image Credit: Google/ Google Maps)

BALTIMORE COUNTY - The Central Area Elementary School Capacity Relief Boundary Study Committee will host its inaugural meeting on Thursday. 

The committee's primary objective is to assess boundary options to relieve projected overcrowding and to make the most efficient use of available space across 19 elementary schools in the central region.

The schools impacted by the study are:

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

Thursday's meeting will kick off a series of five committee gatherings and two public information sessions to examine attendance zones and tackle overcrowding issues in elementary schools.

The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology cafeteria at 938 York Road in Towson.

Future committee meetings will continue on Thursdays at the Carver Center from 6-8:30 p.m. on October 12, November 2, January 4, and January 25.

The public information sessions, designed to present data and solicit public feedback, will be held on Wednesday, November 15, at Cockeysville Middle School and Thursday, November 16, at Loch Raven High School, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Those unable to attend in person can tune into the live stream of the meeting on YouTube. Comprehensive information, including a meeting calendar and all materials, is available on the Central Area Elementary School Capacity Relief Boundary Study website.

Baltimore County Public Schools is also currently conducting a review of elementary school attendance boundaries in the Northwest part of the county.

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