School redistricting, school site selection and JumpStart were discussed among BOE and County Council members.
In my opinion, if the BOE chooses Troy Hill site for High School 13, they should still press for the Mission Road for purchase if that site is a good site. We should plan asap.
Future school redistricting
Renee Kamen(Manager of School Planning)
1) in the process of redistricting analysis and developing it now
2) elementary school 43 will be online in 2023, high school 13 on 2024, no middle school.
3) no large redistricting will happen next year (Dr. Martirano)
4) three board members volunteered to be in the next redistricting committee, Coombs, Small, and (?).
5) redistricting committee composition was discussed
to have representation.
6) how APFO was played in redistricting? (Greg Fox). not discussed at BOE(Marvis)
School site selection
Ball: Turf Valley site, downtown site, troy park, etc. what is going on?
Martirano: February 1st meeting. mission road is potential for High School 13. Troy Hill Park is another option for High School. Hammond High was promised renovation last year and did not happen. He is reviewing CIP. At opening of High School 13, CIP will be reviewed.
2022 deadline for High School 13 is impossible to achieve now, will continue to push for it. 2023 is more realistic.
Coombs: high school 14 is not on the table in six years. Hammond High renovation and High school 13 are in 2023.
Martirano: five year period for new school s.18 month design, 16 month for others 3 years build(Scott). site selection needs at least one year. 2022 could be done if every things is ready, but the window was closed because BOE did not select the site before last December, 2017.
It took the state 120 days to approve the new school plan(Scott).
In the past, development overtook renovation in the school system such that CIP, capital investment project , should be revised.
Martirano: the BOE board will decide Mission road or Troy Hill for High School 13. But he would recommend county purchasing Mission road even Troy Hill is selected for High School 13 because Mission road also has land for a future elementary school.
Ball asked how much needed. Kirsten: Troy Hill is owned by the county, so it is free for site purchase.
Martirano: Troy hill will have no impact on open space.
Kirsten: current CIP for high school is 124 millions.
Karmen: HCPSS has the right to reserve school site up for school years. She failed to reserve one in the past.
Timeline on Turf Valley Elementary School: Community meeting on Feb 1st. The school is scheduled to open in 2027.
Jump Start Program Update:
Total number: 850 applicants ,over 450 from overcrowded schools. Still not final yet.
Utilization rate is discussed extensively.
Martirano: JumpStart will not go to Glenelg High School according to previous fine analysis.
Left at 5:35.