School system prepares to implement elementary redistricting

School system prepares to implement elementary redistricting


Billingsley Elementary School opens and elementary school redistricting takes effect at the start of the 2019-20 school year. Redistricting affects about 2,500 elementary school students throughout the county, and includes students in prekindergarten to Grade 5. 

The elementary school redistricting establishes an attendance zone for Billingsley Elementary School and relieves overcrowding at most elementary schools. The Board of Education approved the redistricting on June 13, 2017, after a year-long process that included five public hearings. 

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has added a Redistricting School Locator on its website at https://www.ccboe.com/index.php/elementary-redistricting. Residents can input their address and see which school zone their neighborhood is rezoned for starting in August 2019. Parents should send questions in writing to redistrict@ccboe.com or call 301-934-7262.

This month, elementary school principals will send a fact sheet to parents showing neighborhoods affected by the redistricting. School principals at affected schools will host welcoming activities for students and parents in the spring. 

Originally, elementary redistricting was to take effect this school year; however, construction delays postponed the opening of Billingsley until August 2019.

Located off Billingsley Road, Billingsley Elementary has a state-rated capacity of 758 students, but will open with a projected enrollment of 637, leaving room for growth. Billingsley’s school hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sabrina Robinson-Taylor will serve as the school’s first principal.

Renovation and expansion at Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School are nearly complete and the school will reopen for students in August.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,108 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.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. 

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