The Harford County Public Schools committee charged with creating a comprehensive elementary redistricting plan has made changes to their proposal which would allow some students who had been slated to move to Jarrettsville Elementary to remain at Youth’s Benefit.
The revisions, dated Feb. 4 and reflected in the map below, move most students living in the area bounded between Pleasantville Road north to Baldwin Mill Road, and south of Putnam Road to Mountain Road, to remain at Youth’s Benefit. Some students living north and east of Putnam Road from Pleasantville Road would also remain at Youth’s Benefit.
The Youth’s Benefit revisions appeared on the school system’s web site late Friday afternoon, and are among the final updates to a matrix listing alternative redistricting proposals submitted by the public and analyzed by the HCPS redistricting committee known as the Superintendent’s Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). The full matrix of public proposals and final STAC recommendations appears below.
Revised several times since the original draft, STAC’s comprehensive elementary redistricting proposal will be presented to the Harford County Board of Education at a board work session on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Bel Air High School auditorium. The public is welcome to attend, but public comment is not accepted at board work sessions. The final public hearing on elementary school redistricting is scheduled for Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the HCPS A.A. Roberty Building in Bel Air.
The school board is expected to approve a final elementary redistricting plan during a board business meeting on Feb. 28; the redistricting plan will take effect for the 2011-12 school year.