"As a whole, we were disappointed," said Goldman, one of those parents. "This is the sixth year we've been trying to get into Veterans. ... The fact is, there are people in our neighborhood who can see the school for their kitchen windows. It's bittersweet, and we're going to continue to follow the process and keep advocating for our children."

Under the final plan, 17 elementary schools are affected:

Bellows Springs will send students to Ilchester, Waterloo, and the new elementary school.

Deep Run will send students to Rockburn.

Rockburn will send students to the new elementary school.

Elkridge will send students to the new elementary school.

Hollifield Station will send students to St. John's Lane.

St. John's Lane will send students to Waverly.

Waterloo will send students to Jeffers Hill and the new elementary school.

Phelps Luck will send students to Thunder Hill.

Thunder Hill will send students to Northfield.

Talbott Springs will send students to Stevens Forest.

Veterans will send students to St. John's Lane and Hollifield Station.