School Board delays Annapolis redistricting

April 22, 1993|By Monica Norton | Monica Norton,Staff Writer

Caught between a proposal to reopen Adams Park Elementary School and the dilemma of what to do with the students currently attending an alternative school at the site, Anne Arundel county school board members voted early today to delay adopting a redistricting plan for Annapolis area schools until next week.

Parents and community members from the Annapolis area vowed to be in attendance.

During a 6 1/2 hour meeting, board members debated the specifics of redistricting three areas of the county, and approved plans for two areas.

But board members could not reach a consensus over the best plan to redraw boundary lines for the more than 800 students in Annapolis area schools. So, as the clock moved toward 2 a.m., board members voted to continue their meeting next Monday at 7 p.m.

The board has until April 30 to adopt a redistricting plan for the Annapolis area.

Board members, however, did adopt redistricting plans for the Northeast and Meade feeder systems. The board voted 8-0 to move eighth-graders from George Fox Middle School to Northeast High School to alleviate crowding.

The board also voted to move students living west of Stoney Creek from Sunset Elementary School to a new Solley Elementary School. All students along and south of 220th Street and west of the Turf Valley development will move from High Point Elementary to Solley Elementary.

Students living east of Green Haven and those in the communities of Stoneybrook Village and Mount Pleasant will move from High Point Elementary to Sunset.

All changes in the Northeast feeder system take effect beginning with the 1994 school year.

In the Meade feeder system, the board voted to move sixth-grade students from the nine elementary schools to MacArthur Middle School, which will have two middle schools in one large building, starting in September 1994.

Students from Brockbridge, Jessup, Harman, Van Bokklen and Maryland City elementaries will attend one middle school in the building and students from Manor View, Meade Heights, Pershing Hill and West Meade elementaries will attend the other.

The latter group will become the students who will attend the new Meade area middle school expected to open in two or three years.

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