Please join HCPSS attendance area committee

School redistricting is starting now. Please join it and serve the community.

Update 1: The tentative schedule includes Attendance Area Committee meetings on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm, starting in late June (after the presentation of the Feasibility Study) and ending in mid-August.

Update 2: Citizen refers to Howard County resident. HCPSS agree they will will use resident in stead og “citizen” in the future .

HCPSS SEEKS CITIZEN MEMBERS FOR ATTENDANCE AREA COMMITTEE:

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) invites citizens to take an active role in school attendance area adjustments (redistricting) and school boundary alternatives as a member of the Attendance Area Committee (AAC).

The AAC is an advisory committee to the superintendent and provides suggested attendance area adjustments. Elementary School attendance area adjustments are under consideration for the 2018–2019 school year.

The committee will meet approximately 10 times to provide advice, input and comment during the attendance area adjustment planning phase. Proposed boundary adjustment plans must be reviewed by a committee comprised of 10–15 Howard County residents and may include one student.

Interested citizens may submit a statement of interest online, or complete this form and email to SchoolPlanning@hcpss.org or send a printed copy to Howard County Public School System, Attention: Renée M. Kamen, Office of School Planning at 10910 Clarksville Pike Ellicott City, Maryland 21042. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 28, 2017.

The link is http://www.hcpss.org/school-planning/aac-process/

III. Attendance Area Committee Make-up and Responsibilities

  1. The AAC shall consist of 10 to 15 members. Consideration will be given to providing representation from each of the Howard County Public School System’s (HCPSS) planning regions. Representation may include, but is not limited to the following:
  2. At least one member from the Howard County Association of Student Councils.
  3. At least one member from each of the HCPSS six planning regions.
  4. At least three, but no more than eight at-large citizen members, with consideration toward identifying members of the community based on the attendance area/planning region(s) affected by the proposed attendance area adjustment.
  5. Of those AAC members selected, no more than six members will have been members of a previous AAC.
  6. Members may not serve more than two consecutive AAC’s.

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