Note: Due to health and safety guidelines in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, the meeting of the redistricting committee has been temporarily suspended. The committee will begin meeting again when health metrics are stable. (Jan. 12, 2021)

The school system is starting a comprehensive middle school redistricting process that could change attendance zones at each of the county’s eight schools. The redistricting will coincide with the completion of construction, renovations and an addition at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School. The addition adds 259 middle school seats which, combined with redistricting, will help reduce overcrowding at other middle schools. Construction is expected to be complete before the start of the 2022-23 school year. The Board will approve the redistricting by June 2021, and the redistricting will take effect in the fall of 2022.

Redistricting timeline  This schedule may change depending on the length of time it takes the committee to develop its alternatives.
  • Oct. 13, 2020  Board selected committee members during monthly meeting.
  • Oct. 26, 2020  Virtual public information session.  Click here to watch the recorded meeting.
  • November 2020 - January 2021  Committee meets weekly to develop two alternatives.
  • February 2021  Committee finalizes two alternatives.
  • March 9, 2021  Two alternatives presented at the Superintendent.
  • April 20, 2021  Committee presents two alternatives to Board members.
  • April 2021  Public hearing on alternatives.
  • May 2021  Public hearing on alternatives.
  • May 11, 2021  Superintendent presents recommendation to the Board. 
  • May 2021  Public hearing on Superintendent's recommendation.
  • June 8, 2021  Board votes to approve a plan.
  • August/September 2022  Redistricting takes effect at the start of the 2022-23 school year when CCPS finishes the renovation and addition at Stoddert. 

How will comments be received?

The Board of Education believes community input is essential to a successful redistricting. There are several ways for residents to share ideas about the upcoming redistricting:

  • Email ideas and comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Emails will be forwarded to all Board members.
  • Participate in public hearings.

Where to find redistricting information
There are a number of ways parents and the community can keep up-to-date on redistricting. CCPS continually posts information on the school system website, including time lines, meeting notices, publications and parent notifications, maps, fact sheets and more. Additionally, all parents receive four informational fact sheets – an introduction to redistricting, committee proposals, the Superintendent’s recommendation to the Board of Education and the accepted redistricting plan. Board meetings include updates on the process and are televised live and aired on Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS Channel 12. The meetings also stream live on the school system website at

Throughout the process, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will provide information through telephone calls and emails, mailings/backpack fliers, CCPS television stations Comcast Channel 96 and Verizon FiOS 12, and the CCPS website. The Board will also accept written comments. Send comments or questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Charles County Public Schools, Redistricting, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646.