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First meeting of BCPS Central Area Elementary School Capacity Relief Boundary Study group to be held on Thursday

TOWSON, MD—The committee charged with examining central area elementary school attendance areas begins its work at its first meeting this week. The meeting is the first of five committee sessions and two public information sessions.

The meeting will take place 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology cafeteria.

The study seeks to evaluate boundary options and relieve schools projected to be overcrowded, as well as to maximize the use of available space at elementary schools in the region. The study’s scope will include 19 central-area elementary schools.

Schools participating in the study are Carroll Manor, Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet, Halstead Academy, Hampton, Jacksonville, Lutherville Laboratory, Mays Chapel, Oakleigh, Padonia International, Pine Grove, Pinewood, Pleasant Plains, Pot Spring, Rodgers Forge, Riderwood, Stoneleigh, Timonium, Warren, and West Towson elementary schools.

The committee meetings, all from 6:00-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Carver Center, continue on Oct. 12, Nov. 2, Jan. 4, and Jan. 25. The public information sessions on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Cockeysville Middle School, and on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Loch Raven High School, will be held from 7-8 p.m. to consider data and to collect public feedback and option preferences.

The committee welcomes the public to attend all committee meetings or to view the meetings online. Wednesday’s meeting will be livestreamed as well. All information, including a calendar of meeting times and all meeting materials, may be found on the Central Area Elementary School Capacity Relief Boundary Study website.

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