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Redistricting - Elementary School

Rendering of Elementary School #23
Rendering of Elementary School #23

Elementary school redistricting

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is starting a comprehensive elementary school redistricting process that will create an attendance zone for Elementary School No. 23, which is scheduled to open at the start of the 2025-2026 school year.

Construction of Elementary School No. 23 is currently underway at the school site, located off St. Charles Parkway in White Plains at 5860 St. David Drive (across from the Gleneagles neighborhood). The school will be located within the new Highlands neighborhood development. The 94,000-square foot building is set to open for the 2025-2026 school year with space for 778 students. Cost of the construction project is $45.4 million.

Overview of Redistricting

The redistricting will establish an attendance zone for Elementary School No. 23. The elementary redistricting may also reduce overcrowding at other elementary schools. The redistricting will take effect in August 2025 with the opening of the new elementary school. CCPS will soon begin the process to form a school naming committee, which will consider names submitted by community members, for a recommendation to the Board of Education for the new elementary school. 

Elementary School Redistricting Committee Members Needed

The CCPS elementary school redistricting committee is tasked to develop two different proposals to change current elementary school attendance zones.

Eleven parents are needed to serve on the committee: eight who represent the elementary level; two who represent the middle school level; and one who represents the high school level.  The school system will also need three community members for the committee.

Applicants for the committee must agree to fulfill a four-to five-month commitment of in-person attendance at a weekly meeting. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the CCPS Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata.

All committee members will be chosen at random through an electronic process; names of committee members randomly chosen to serve on the committee will be announced at the Board of Education Oct. 10 meeting. Staff will contact all applicants with their selection status after committee members are announced. 

Redistricting Committee Application Forms

Parents and Community members interested in applying should complete the applicable  application form below. Deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5.

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Aug. 28 Work Session Presentation

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Aug. 28 Work Session
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