The Board of Education on June 13 unanimously approved Superintendent Kimberly Hill’s recommendation to adopt elementary school redistricting Plan A without modifications.
The recommendation moves approximately 2,221 elementary school students. All elementary schools, with the exception of Gale-Bailey, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon, Indian Head, Malcolm, T.C. Martin and Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy elementary schools, are impacted in some way by the redistricting.
Proposal A establishes an attendance zone for Billingsley Elementary School, which opens in September 2018, and an expanded zone for Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School. CCPS is starting a complete renovation and expansion of Mudd this summer. Redistricting also relieves overcrowding at most elementary schools. Several elementary schools remain over state-rated capacity; however, kindergarten additions at Mary H. Matula, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer and upcoming kindergarten additions at Dr. James Craik and Berry elementary schools will increase the state-rated capacity at these schools.
The Board’s vote finalized the yearlong redistricting process and provides for more than a year’s notice before it takes effect in September 2018 to coincide with the opening of Billingsley. The new school will open with a projected enrollment of 637, leaving room for growth. Billingsley is located off Billingsley Road in White Plains and has a state rated capacity of 758 students. Hill announced on June 13 that Sabrina Robinson-Taylor, principal at Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School, will be the first principal at Billingsley.
For a complete overview of redistricting, fact sheets, presentations and other information, visit http://www.ccboe.com/redistricting/.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,400 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
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