Members of the BCPS community are invited to attend the third meeting of the Northeast Area Elementary Boundary Study Committee on Wednesday, October 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting will be held online.
This committee is in charge of creating attendance boundaries for the new northeast elementary school and a new, larger Red House Run Elementary School.
This committee was formed last spring to make plans for the new 700-seat school currently under construction along Rossville Boulevard near Gum Spring and Ridge roads. The school is scheduled to open in August 2022.
In addition, Red House Run Elementary School is also being expanded, which will impact attendance lines in many of the same northeastern communities affected by the new elementary school.
With the new Red House Run Elementary scheduled to open in August 2023, both schools will relieve overcrowding at other schools in the northeast. Eight elementary schools have been identified as being part of the committee’s study: Elmwood, Fullerton, Joppa View, McCormick, Perry Hall, Red House Run, Shady Spring and Vincent Farm elementary schools.
In addition to six committee meetings, where members will consider boundary options to accommodate the new school construction as well as all other participating schools, the public also is invited to a virtual public information session scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 7-8 p.m.
Members of the public may learn about the boundary process and participate through an online survey (to be available Nov. 3 – 17) conducted to gather feedback from the community on draft boundary line options.
Following the meetings and public information session, a recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education for a decision in March 2022. More information, including the dates and times of all committee meetings and information about how to join the meetings virtually, may be found at the boundary study website.