Howard school board to hear redistricting proposal Tuesday

A final recommendation from Superintendent Renee Foose and central office staff for Howard County middle school redistricting will be made to the Board of Education at its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

This round of redistricting is aimed to alleviate overcrowding in the southeastern region of the county and to open a new middle school in the Oxford Square development in Hanover.

Some redistricting meetings were rescheduled to accommodate board members Frank Aquino, Ann De Lacy and Ellen Giles and Foose, who are traveling to China as part of the College Board’s 2013 Chinese Bridge Delegation. The trip is from Nov. 6-14, and is intended to strengthen education programs and partnerships with Chinese educational institutions.

The delegation will visit K-12 and post-secondary schools and attend presentations on best educational practices and gather resources to support Howard County’s Chinese language and culture programs.
Other meetings addressing the middle school redistricting are as follows:

• Oct. 29, 7 p.m. — Public hearing

• Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. — Work session

• Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. — Public hearing

• Nov. 15, 10 a.m. — Work session

• Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. — Work session

• Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. — Final vote on middle school redistricting

All meetings are open to the public and take place at the Department of Education in Ellicott City.

For more information on redistricting and school planning, go to

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