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BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES ANNAPOLIS PENINSULA REDISTRICTING PLAN FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County tonight approved a sweeping redistricting plan for the Annapolis Peninsula, changing attendance boundaries for eight of the Annapolis cluster’s nine elementary schools and both of its middle schools.

The plan recommended to the Board by Superintendent George Arlotto moves about 400 students to better utilize space in facilities across the peninsula and reduce overcrowding issues. It is essentially identical to the plan unanimously endorsed by a parent redistricting committee, which crafted it in part to establish a more neighborhood feel to school attendance areas.

The committee conducted a series of public meetings as it crafted its recommendation. Anne Arundel County Public Schools staff held a community briefing on Dr. Arlotto’s plan, and the Board of Education solicited public comment at a public hearing last month.

The plan approved by the Board consists of:

There are two grandfathering clauses in the plan:

The complete plan can be found on the redistricting page of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools website [1].