Board of Trustees approves college redistribution and begins next school year – Charles County Public Schools

At its November 9 meeting, the Board of Education approved the Charles County Public School College (CCPS) redistribution plan, which will come into effect next school year. In a 4-2 vote, the board approved Superintendent Maria V. Navarro’s recommendation of an amended version of Proposition A that balances state-rated ability and includes student movement between the eight CCPS college areas.

The redistribution measures respond to the expected growth in student enrollment while closely adhering to each school’s nominal capacity guidelines. The approved plan displaces a smaller number of current CCPS students and better balances growth in zoned neighborhoods for Benjamin Stoddert and Milton M. Somers colleges.

The Stoddert and Somers communities are found in the growing areas of St. Charles and La Plata. Stoddert is currently undergoing a $ 48 million renovation to modernize and expand the building. The project brings the nominal capacity of the school to 975 pupils. This has a cascading effect on the other CCPS colleges resulting in less overcrowding with enrollments closer to the state’s nominal capacity for each. Nearly 6,100 students should be in college at the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

An interactive map is available online showing each new school zone, effective at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. Residents can enter an address in the search bar in the upper left corner. The school zone corresponds to the colored key on the left side of the site. To view the map, click here. CCPS also has a redistricting page on their website with information about the process at https://www.ccboe.com/index.php/redistricting-middle-school-ql.

Although the interactive map is up to date for the 2022-2023 school year, School Locator, the online tool used by the CCPS Transportation Department, will not display the most recent information on school zones by address until. the start of the new school year. .

The redistribution process began in October 2020 when a committee was randomly selected by members of the Charles County Board of Education. Members volunteered to sit on the committee, which was made up of two parents of elementary school students, one in high school and eight in middle school. The other committee members included four school principals and three community members chosen by the board. Three local government planners and CCPS staff supported the committee. A total of six public hearings on the college redistribution process were held – two in person and four virtually.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provide an academically challenging education for 27,000 K-12 students. Located in southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that provide technologically advanced, progressive, high-quality education that builds character, prepares leadership, and prepares students for life, careers and life. ‘Higher Education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its employment programs, activities or practices. For any inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX / ADA / Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX / ADA / Section 504 Coordinator (employees / adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, BP 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610 / 301-870-3814. For special accommodations, call 301-934-7230 or TTY 1-800-735-2258 two weeks before the event. CCPS provides equal and non-discriminatory access to school facilities in accordance with its rules for the use of the facilities to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, Boy Scouts).

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