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Redistricting recommended as Howard County schools pass capacity

Redistricting recommended as Howard County schools pass capacity

Overcrowding in Howard County public schools has school officials contemplating another round of redistricting, while parents worry about the county's growing student population.

According to the school system's 2016 feasibility study, 15 of the county's 76 schools are currently overcapacity, falling outside a board policy to utilize between 90 to 110 percent of a building's capacity. The study shows 8 elementary, four middle and three high schools are overcapacity, while eight elementary, three middle and four high schools are undercapacity.

Renee Kamen, the school system's planning manager, said she and her team are preparing the 2017 feasibility study, to be released in...

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