Peninsula Redistricting Plan - 2017-2018
On April 19, 2017, the Board of Education of Anne
Arundel County 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 by Superintendent George
Arlotto and approved by the Board 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:
- altering the boundaries of elementary schools
in the Annapolis cluster in the 2017-2018 school year.
- shifting Mills-Parole Elementary School to
feed into Annapolis Middle School in the 2017-2018 school year.
- moving students from two neighborhoods north
of the Severn River from Annapolis Elementary School to Arnold Elementary
School, as well as some students from Germantown Elementary School to
Annapolis Elementary School, in the 2019-2020 school year.
There are two grandfathering clauses in the plan:
- Students who are currently fourth-graders and
who would be redistricted under the plan will have the option to remain at
their current schools for the 2017-2018 school year.
- Students who live in the Mills-Parole
Elementary School attendance area as it exists in the current school year and
who are now seventh-graders at Bates Middle School will have the option of
remaining at Bates for the 2017-2018 school year.
Students impacted by the redistricting will be
notified by mail.
Attendance boundaries that will be in effect for
the 2017-2018 school year can be found below.