Report: Foose Asks Staff to Revisit Redistricting Plan

Foose said she wants to make sure impact of poverty is addressed in process.


Howard County Schools Superintendent Renee Foose told a crowd of parents at a listen and learn session this week that she has asked her staff to re-examine redistricting plans, according to Explore Howard.

At the forum Monday, one specific focus she addressed was the need to balance out the impact of poverty on schools being redistricted, wrote Explore Howard.

 A committee is scheduled to present its redistricting plan to the Howard County Board of Education later this month.

The redistricting proposal is being created as a new elementary school is set to open in the fall of 2013 on Ducketts Lane in Elkridge.

The new elementary school is needed to accommodate current school overcrowding and with it, shifting students is necessary to ensure seats are filled, according to school planners.

Officials estimate about as part of the redistricting process.

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Jack October 04, 2012 at 02:17 AM
When the Oxford Square and Ducketts lane sites were approved Howard county also approved more construction. The Oxford Square site was just approved for twice as many homes. Overcrowding was not eleviated nor did they address the 10,000 children expected in the Route One corridor in the next 10 years. We have been talking about these problems at Howardpubliced for well over a year. It is beyond overcrowding. There is segregation, both racial and economic. There is disparity and inequity. Howard county and the hcpss have turned their backs on these children and their families for years. The money is gone, the land is gone and now they are forced to accept scraps. The hcpss has returned to the dispicable behavior of the 60's and bussing. The government and administration must be held accountable, not sent back to adopt less painful discrimination practices. Those responsible must be removed. Those who remain must apologize and gaurantee our citizens in the east this will never happen again. The route one corridor needs 10 schools built which are of at least the same quality and caliber of those in the west.
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