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.

Board to hold a virtual middle school redistricting information meeting on Monday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.
The meeting will provide information about the process of developing new middle school attendance zones. Staff members will explain the redistricting timeline, committee selection process, how alternatives will be created and provide opportunities for community input. The meeting will be broadcast live at and on YouTube. A question/answer period will follow the presentation.

Redistricting timeline

  • On Oct. 13, the Board randomly selected parent and community members from those who applied to serve.
  • The Board will hold a public information session on Monday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be virtual and streamed live at Committee members will attend to hear concerns or suggestions from the community.
  • Starting in November, the redistricting committee will meet weekly at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata for as long as it takes to develop two different middle school redistricting proposals. Dates and times for meetings will be determined after the Oct. 26 public information meeting.
  • The Superintendent will present the committee's two proposals to the community at two public meetings in the spring and after the recommendations are complete. Tentatively, the committee will submit its proposals at the April 20, 2021, Board of Education meeting. The Superintendent will hold a public hearing on the proposals shortly after that presentation. A fact sheet outlining the proposals will be emailed to parents and posted on the school system's website at
  • The Superintendent's recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education the following month, on May 11. The Board will schedule a public hearing before approval of the boundary changes and following the Superintendent's recommendation to the Board.
  • The Board will approve the new school attendance areas for the 2022-23 school year at its meeting on June 8. The redistricting decision occurs one year before taking effect.
  • Redistricting takes effect at the start of the 2022-23 school year when CCPS finishes the renovation and addition at Stoddert. All students affected by the redistricting will change schools in August/September 2022. 
  • This schedule may change depending on the length of time it takes the committee to develop its alternatives.

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.