The County has appointed 20 representatives to a Redistricting Committee established to consider options to eliminate or prevent over capacity at multiple county elementary schools.
There will be two subcommittees with one addressing overcrowding at Agnor-Hurt Elementary (100 students beyond capacity), and the other reviewing current enrollment and future needs at four elementary schools in the Western Feeder Pattern (WFP): Brownsville, Crozet, Meriwether Lewis and Murray (this is the public elementary school for the Flordon neighborhood).
The WFP subcommittee has several options under consideration:
- Overcapacity at Meriwether Lewis – currently, about 50 students over capacity
- Future Redistricting of students among the four WFP schools
- Red hill Elementary School as a possible destination for WFP students – (36 “seats” phase 1 renovation and possibly 80 more in phase 2)
- Possibility of constructing building additions at one or more schools
The first committee meeting is this coming Tuesday (10/2/12) beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the County Office Building on McIntire Road (Room 241).
During the process, the subcommittee will consider issues such as:
- Enrollment data and projections
- Transportation impacts
- Student demographics
- Educational equity
- Long-range planning and capital needs
Both committees will send their recommendations to our Superintendent – Dr. Moran – to review. She makes a recommendation to the School Board in February, they will hold a public hearing in March and a decision is made in April. Here is the full timeline from the county’s website:
- County Elementary School District Map – Color coded map showing the boundary lines for each of the county’s 16 elementary schools
- Redistricting Advisory Committee – This page gives a good overview of the process
- Redistricting Advisory Committee’s Current Project List – Scroll to the bottom to see a listing of all the committee members