The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County received Superintendent Kevin Maxwell’s recommendation for redistricting Crofton-area schools at its December 5, 2012, meeting.
Dr. Maxwell’s recommendation is identical to that arrived at by a community panel made up of parents and community members that studied the options available to reduce overcrowding to the extent possible at Nantucket Elementary School and to formulate a boundary for the proposed developer-funded “Evergreen Elementary School.”
It calls for:
- redistricting from Crofton Meadows Elementary, Arundel Middle, and Arundel High to Nantucket Elementary, Crofton Middle, and Arundel High those students who will live in the proposed community of Wilson’s Grove, also known as The Enclave at Reidel Pond.
- redistricting from Nantucket Elementary, Crofton Middle, and Arundel High to Crofton Meadows Elementary, Crofton Middle, and Arundel High those students who live in the areas of Chelmsford Drive, Johns Hopkins Drive, and associated streets.
- redistricting from Crofton Elementary, Crofton Middle, and Arundel High to Crofton Meadows Elementary, Crofton Middle, and Arundel High those students who will live in the currently undeveloped areas south of Chelmsford Drive and east of Underwood Road.
These recommendations would take effect in August 2014.
In addition, Dr. Maxwell is recommending redistricting students in the area of Walden Drive and associated streets from Nantucket Elementary, Crofton Middle, and Arundel High to Crofton Elementary, Crofton Middle, and Arundel High. This recommendation would take effect in August 2015, following the completion of renovations to Crofton Elementary.
Neither the committee nor Dr. Maxwell is offering a recommendation on the proposed “Evergreen Elementary” because there are still unresolved issues in discussions between the developer of the Two Rivers community, near where the school would be located, neighboring community groups, and the county.
Dr. Maxwell's complete recommendation can be found here.
At its January 9, 2013, meeting, the Board voted to take the recommendation to public hearing. That hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on March 12, 2013, in the Board Room at the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis. A public briefing will be held at 7 p.m. on February 5 at Nantucket Elementary School. Information about the plan will be presented and questions will be answered, but no testimony will be taken. Under Board policy, a redistricting plan must be adopted by April 30, 2013.
Archived videos of Board meetings can be found online at www.aacps.org/boardvideos