The following letter was sent by Meredith Parkinson to the Harford County Board of Education and the Superintendent’s Technical Advisory Committee. A copy was provided to The Dagger.
Dear Members of the Board and STAC Committee Members,
I have spoken and written to you on several occasions in regards to the redistricting. I first want to say that I applaud you for taking community feedback into consideration when revising the proposed redistricting. I was very pleased to read that the “Stop the Swap” was reversed as well as the buses that would have to cross at High Point Road and Rt. 23.
I am writing to you regarding the YBES school district. I wish to state that I still hold the belief that this district should be undisturbed, and that the definition of “overcrowding” does not apply here – test scores and thriving students speak nothing but a tribute to the schools’ glowing success. If, however, redistricting of YBES will move forward, I wish to submit my alternative plan. I have driven the bus routes in Fallston, and mapped out my alternatives in the document attached. I will present it at the meeting next Wednesday at Fallston High School, but I wanted to submit it by e-mail as well.
I have suggested four tiers of redistricting, each more intense then the last. Please review my plan, I have spent countless hours on it.
Thank you for your time!