The monthslong process of redrawing Howard County's high school boundary lines is scheduled to conclude tonight when the Board of Education votes on a redistricting plan.
Setting new high school attendance areas comes as the school system prepares to open Marriott's Ridge next fall, while relieving crowding at other schools.
The school board is working off Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin's proposal that would leave Atholton, Reservoir and Wilde Lake high schools alone while moving some 2,200 students to fill the new high school, which is to open with freshmen and sophomores.
Last week, the school board eliminated several plans from consideration, including proposals submitted by the Worthington and Fairways communities and the "red" plan recommended by the Howard County School Boundary Line Committee.
"I think the board tried very hard to balance all the competing interests," Courtney Watson, the school board chairman, said recently. "In the end, when you're dealing with redistricting, there's always going to be a community that feels that it got the short end of the stick. More than one [community] usually."
The vote is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Department of Education building, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.