Anne Arundel school board to vote on two redistricting measures

E.B. Furgurson III
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The Anne Arundel County Board of Education will vote Wednesday night on two redistricting proposals that could shift students in west county and Glen Burnie.

The first proposal from Superintendent George Arlotto would shift students in the Maryland City Elementary School attendance zone from MacArthur Middle School to Meade Middle School, effective in the 2018-2019 school year. Those students would still attend Meade High School.

Current seventh-graders at MacArthur Middle living in the Maryland City Elementary zone would have the option of remaining at MacArthur for their eighth-grade year.

The second proposal would shift kindergarten students from the Ferndale Early Education Center to the newly revitalized George Cromwell Elementary School and also move prekindergarten students from Hilltop Elementary School to Ferndale. Those changes, if approved, would not happen until the 2020-2021 school year.

The school board already held two public briefings and two public hearings on these proposals, so no public testimony will be taken on these proposals at the meeting.

The board will first meet in public session at 5:30 p.m., then retreat into a private session until 7 p.m. when the measures will be considered.

The board will also receive an update on the implementation of bus routing software and its potential future impacts on bus stops and routes, though no specific routes will be discussed. A March 21 meeting on this matter was canceled due to weather.

Further information on meeting agenda items can be found under the Board of Education tab at www.aacps.org.

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