Release Date: 9/15/2014
Contact: Office of Communications, 410-887-5908

Committee to begin considering boundary lines for new northwest area elementary school

School slated to open for 2015-16 school year

What: A committee charged with considering where to draw attendance boundary lines for the new northwest elementary school on Lyons Mill Road in Owings Mills will begin a series of meetings that will ultimately determine boundary line recommendations to be made to the Board of Education. The committee, which is composed of school officials, parents, community members, and representatives of schools likely to be affected by the new attendance lines, will discuss and weigh data and options throughout the fall before developing possible scenarios for stakeholders to consider. Individuals who are not on the committee are welcome to attend its meetings to observe the process, but not to actively participate.

Following a public forum on the scenarios scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, from 7 – 8 p.m. at New Town High School, the committee is scheduled to incorporate public input into the decision-making process and select a scenario to present to the Board of Education in February 2015 for approval in March 2015.

When & Where: All committee meetings will be from 6 – 7:30 p.m. and are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

  • Wednesday, September 17, at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., Owings Mills 21117
  • Wednesday, October 1, at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., Owings Mills 21117
  • Wednesday, October 15, at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., Owings Mills 21117
  • Wednesday, October 29, at New Town High School, 4931 New Town Blvd., Owings Mills 21117
  • Wednesday, November 12, at Deer Park Middle Magnet School, 9830 Winands Rd., Randallstown 21133
  • Wednesday, December 10, at Deer Park Middle Magnet School, 9830 Winands Rd., Randallstown 21133

(Any postponements due to inclement weather will be posted on the BCPS website.)

Background:
The process for drawing boundary lines for new schools is contained in Board of Education Policy and Rule 1280 and specifies examples of criteria for determining new boundary lines. The new northwest area elementary school is currently under construction and is scheduled to open to students in August 2015.

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