Northeast Area Elementary Boundary Study

Welcome to the Northeast Area Boundary Study Web page.  Please bookmark and follow this page throughout the boundary change process.  It will be updated regularly with new information

Purpose

The purpose of this boundary study is to provide capacity relief to affected elementary schools.

  • Developing a boundary recommendation that accommodates:
    • Construction of a new elementary school at the BCPS Ridge Road site near the intersection of Rossville Blvd. and Gumspring Rd. Anticipated opening is Fall 2022.
    • Construction of a replacement school for Red House Run Elementary with increased capacity.  Anticipated opening is Fall 2023.  

Affected Schools

Schools participating in this study include:
  • Elmwood Elementary School
  • Fullerton Elementary School
  • Joppa View Elementary School
  • McCormick Elementary School
  • Perry Hall Elementary School
  • Red House Run Elementary School
  • Shady Spring Elementary School
  • Vincent Farm Elementary School

Boundary Study Committee

The boundary study committee will be identified this Summer 2021 and will convene in September 2021. Between September and December 2021, the group will meet six times, as well as host a public information session in November to share the group’s work, talk with community members, and gather information. In February and March 2022, the Board of Education will consider and take action on the committee’s recommendation, including holding a public hearing.

To learn more about the boundary study committee, please contact your neighborhood elementary school.

Stay Informed/Provide Feedback

  • Attend Committee Meetings as an observer*
  • Attend the Public Information Session*
  • Watch meetings online
  • Review committee data, materials, and maps archived after each meeting
  • Use the interactive mapping tool
  • E-mail comments.  Comments are logged regularly on this page and are reviewed by Board of Education and the Boundary Study Committee.
  • Take the online survey (runs November 3 through November 17, 2022)
  • Attend Board of Education meetings and the Board Hearing (Spring 2022)*
*  Public in-person attendance may be subject to room capacity and social distancing limitations if restrictions remain in Fall 2021.  

Boundary Study Resources

Boundary Study Meetings:

Boundary Study Committee Meetings can be accessed via the link at each meeting header.  After each meeting, links to the archived video are posted via You Tube, which supports closed captioning (cc) in many languages.  

Meeting 1, Thursday, September 16, 2021

Location TBD, 6:00 p.m.

  • Meeting Link (coming soon)
  • Meeting materials to be posted Friday, September 17, 2021

Public E-mail Log

Public e-mail comment may be submitted (link coming soon) after Meeting 1 (9/16/2021) until Meeting 6 (12/15/2021).  All public e-mail comments become official record and a running log will be posted below, including date and time of submission, first initial, last name, and commentary.  Please do not include information which may compromise your security (e.g., phone numbers, addresses, names of children).