First Meeting Scheduled: Baltimore County Reviews Elementary School Attendance Boundaries


Once approved, the new boundaries are expected to take effect by the 2024-25 academic year. (Image Credit: Shutterstock)

BALTIMORE COUNTY - The Northwest Area Elementary School Boundary Study Committee will host its first meeting on Wednesday, September 13, to re-evaluate the attendance areas for seven elementary schools in northwestern Baltimore County.

This committee will meet through March 2024 to provide a recommendation to the Baltimore County's Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Myriam Yarbrough. Once approved, the new boundaries are expected to take effect by the 2024-25 academic year.

The participating schools are Bedford, Fort Garrison, Milbrook, Scotts Branch, Summit Park, Wellwood Elementary Schools, and the Campfield Early Learning Center.

The key objectives are expanding attendance zones for the Bedford and Summit Park elementary replacement schools, providing capacity relief to other schools in the area, and making provisions for students currently attending Campfield Early Learning Center to be relocated to their home schools or nearby programs.

The committee will hold meetings from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning September 13. Additional meetings are scheduled for September 27, October 11, October 25, and December 6. All sessions will take place in the Pikesville Middle School cafeteria at 7701 Seven Mile Lane in Pikesville.

A special public information session is slated for November 8 from 7-8 p.m. to review data, gather public opinions, and discuss option preferences.

The Board of Education is expected to review the committee's final recommendation at its February 13, 2024 meeting. A public hearing will follow on February 21, leading to a board vote scheduled for March 5.

The public is invited to attend all committee meetings, which will also be available for online viewing. Details, including a calendar of meeting times and related materials, can be accessed on the Northwest Area Elementary School Boundary Study website.

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