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March 8, 1996
Anne Arundel County school officials have added a briefing on four redistricting proposals to relieve crowding at George Fox Middle School and changed the date of a hearing.The second briefing -- one was to be held last night -- will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Chesapeake Bay Middle School.The hearing, originally scheduled for March 27, will be at 7 p.m. March 28, also at Chesapeake Bay Middle School. The change was made to avoid conflict with school activities.George Fox is in the Northeast High School feeder system.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2003
Anne Arundel County Council members delayed a final vote last night on legislation that could help to synchronize school construction and new residential development. The legislation - created by county Planning Officer Joseph W. Rutter Jr. in an effort to unite school and county officials in the process of planning for school capacity and residential growth - was discussed, but by late last night no vote had been taken. Some council members worry that the legislation, which would limit the wait by developers to six years, could open the floodgates to new subdivisions near crowded schools.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1997
As the Anne Arundel school board considers whether to set new school attendance boundaries in several parts of the county, a potentially larger redistricting issue hangs over the schools.The state Board of Education could throw out the 1995 plan that is the basis for what the local board is considering. The state board is to hear final arguments today on a challenge to the older plan by Seven Oaks community activists.Georgia B. Powell, an administrative law judge, recommended in February that the state school board reject the 1995 plan, saying it was adopted illegally.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1998
To handle projected increases in the number of students in county schools, the school board cannot avoid redistricting up to 5,000 students and adding on to several school buildings, according to the preliminary findings of an independent consultant.At a routine meeting in Annapolis last night, school board members reviewed an incomplete, 40-page report and technical appendix from the SHW Group, which has been studying enrollment figures and school facilities for three months.The consultants say Anne Arundel has 20,229 high school students in 12 buildings and by 2007 will have 23,603 students, a number that will decline to 21,658 in the year 2017.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1997
The Anne Arundel County School Board is appealing a state Board of Education ruling that overturned a touchy section of its 1995 countywide redistricting plan.Lawyers for the eight-member local school board asked Anne Arundel County Circuit Court yesterday to review the ruling in May by the state, which affects attendance areas in the western county.The community of Seven Oaks, which lies across Route 175 from Fort Meade, has been fighting to remain in the Anne Arundel Senior High School feeder system.
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By ANDREA F. SIEGEL and ANDREA F. SIEGEL,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1995
Despite a rebuff from the Anne Arundel County Council, school board officials said yesterday they have not given up on reopening Adams Park Elementary School and making it a central part of the life in Annapolis' poorest black community.School officials reaffirmed their commitment to the $5.9 million project, although it dropped on their priority list from 12th to 16th. The board voted in 1993 to reopen the school by September 1997.If Superintendent Carol S. Parham does not propose boundaries in December for Adams Park and the rest of the Annapolis Senior High School feeder system, the board will consider dusting off a 2-year-old redistricting option that includes a reopened Adams Park, said Joseph Foster, the board president.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | December 17, 1998
To handle projected increases in the number of students in county schools, the school board cannot avoid redistricting up to 5,000 students and adding on to several school buildings, according to the preliminary findings of an independent consultant.At a routine meeting in Annapolis last night, school board members reviewed an incomplete, 40-page report and technical appendix from the SHW Group, which has been studying enrollment figures and school facilities for three months.The consultants say Anne Arundel has 20,229 high school students in 12 buildings and by 2007 will have 23,603 students, a number that will decline to 21,658 in the year 2017.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1997
The Anne Arundel County school system's 1995 redistricting plan is a return to segregation, the lawyer for an Odenton parents group told the state school board yesterday."
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1997
Federal civil rights authorities are taking seriously complaints that Anne Arundel County school officials are moving to resegregate the system by shaping attendance areas in ways that concentrate minorities in a few schools.Five people have complained to federal authorities, and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will mediate two complaints of racism that focus on redistricting, according to documents obtained by The Sun under the federal Freedom of Information Act.Parents in two communities in western Anne Arundel County contend that the school board has tried to shoehorn neighborhoods with large numbers of nonwhite students into the Meade Senior High School feeder system, which is about 50 percent minority.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | November 20, 1998
Although construction of Piney Orchard Elementary School won't start for about a year, parents have begun to lobby the school board to keep their children in the Arundel High School feeder system even though the school is crowded.About 40 residents of the west county community showed up unexpectedly at Wednesday's school board meeting to tell the eight members that they do not want their children to attend Meade Senior High School after the elementary school is built."Geographically, Arundel is closer," said Matt Finley, chairman of the community's education committee.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | November 20, 1998
Although construction of Piney Orchard Elementary School won't start for about a year, parents have begun to lobby the school board to keep their children in the Arundel High School feeder system even though the school is crowded.About 40 residents of the west county community showed up unexpectedly at Wednesday's school board meeting to tell the eight members that they do not want their children to attend Meade Senior High School after the elementary school is built."Geographically, Arundel is closer," said Matt Finley, chairman of the community's education committee.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1998
The Anne Arundel County school board has backed off its appeal of a racially charged redistricting plan for Seven Oaks so that it will be free to consider new attendance zones for all of west county in the next year or two, which would include the Seven Oaks community.Taking the Seven Oaks battle, which began in 1995, through the Maryland Court of Special Appeals would take more than another year. If the board won, its victory by then would have little value. The Seven Oaks plan now in dispute is based on student population information from 1994, which will be out of date by next year or 2000 in the rapidly growing west county area, said P. Tyson Bennett, school board attorney.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1997
Federal civil rights authorities are taking seriously complaints that Anne Arundel County school officials are moving to resegregate the system by shaping attendance areas in ways that concentrate minorities in a few schools.Five people have complained to federal authorities, and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will mediate two complaints of racism that focus on redistricting, according to documents obtained by The Sun under the federal Freedom of Information Act.Parents in two communities in western Anne Arundel County contend that the school board has tried to shoehorn neighborhoods with large numbers of nonwhite students into the Meade Senior High School feeder system, which is about 50 percent minority.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1997
Federal authorities are evaluating claims that Anne Arundel County school officials are moving to resegregate schools by drawing attendance areas in ways that concentrate minorities in a few schools.West County parents complained to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights that the school system is corralling communities with large numbers of minority families into the Meade Senior High School feeder system.That school cluster serves Fort Meade, two poor and overwhelmingly minority housing complexes and other nearby neighborhoods.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1997
The Anne Arundel County School Board is appealing a state Board of Education ruling that overturned a touchy section of its 1995 countywide redistricting plan.Lawyers for the eight-member local school board asked Anne Arundel County Circuit Court yesterday to review the ruling in May by the state, which affects attendance areas in the western county.The community of Seven Oaks, which lies across Route 175 from Fort Meade, has been fighting to remain in the Anne Arundel Senior High School feeder system.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1997
The Anne Arundel County school system's 1995 redistricting plan is a return to segregation, the lawyer for an Odenton parents group told the state school board yesterday."
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1997
Federal authorities are evaluating claims that Anne Arundel County school officials are moving to resegregate schools by drawing attendance areas in ways that concentrate minorities in a few schools.West County parents complained to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights that the school system is corralling communities with large numbers of minority families into the Meade Senior High School feeder system.That school cluster serves Fort Meade, two poor and overwhelmingly minority housing complexes and other nearby neighborhoods.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1998
The Anne Arundel County school board has backed off its appeal of a racially charged redistricting plan for Seven Oaks so that it will be free to consider new attendance zones for all of west county in the next year or two, which would include the Seven Oaks community.Taking the Seven Oaks battle, which began in 1995, through the Maryland Court of Special Appeals would take more than another year. If the board won, its victory by then would have little value. The Seven Oaks plan now in dispute is based on student population information from 1994, which will be out of date by next year or 2000 in the rapidly growing west county area, said P. Tyson Bennett, school board attorney.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1997
As the Anne Arundel school board considers whether to set new school attendance boundaries in several parts of the county, a potentially larger redistricting issue hangs over the schools.The state Board of Education could throw out the 1995 plan that is the basis for what the local board is considering. The state board is to hear final arguments today on a challenge to the older plan by Seven Oaks community activists.Georgia B. Powell, an administrative law judge, recommended in February that the state school board reject the 1995 plan, saying it was adopted illegally.
NEWS
March 8, 1996
Anne Arundel County school officials have added a briefing on four redistricting proposals to relieve crowding at George Fox Middle School and changed the date of a hearing.The second briefing -- one was to be held last night -- will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Chesapeake Bay Middle School.The hearing, originally scheduled for March 27, will be at 7 p.m. March 28, also at Chesapeake Bay Middle School. The change was made to avoid conflict with school activities.George Fox is in the Northeast High School feeder system.
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