Community discusses redistricting, facility utilization and CCPS strategic plan at town hall meeting

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 02:53:49 PM. Approximately 20 community members sat in the Winters Mill High School Tuesday night to discuss redistricting and facility utilization in regard to Carroll County Public Schools, and also provide feedback on the school board’s proposed strategic plan.
Approximately 20 community members sat in the Winters Mill High School Tuesday night to discuss redistricting and facility utilization in regard to Carroll County Public Schools, and also provide feedback on the school board’s proposed strategic plan. And while only a small group came out Tuesday to discuss the topics in person, more than 3,600 people voted in the online survey. All of the results will be compiled by Paula Singer, a moderator, and presented to the school board at a Dec. 6 school board work session. Tuesday’s feedback on redistricting and facility utilization focused on what process should be used, the factors involved in the decision and what should be done. Overwhelmingly, the group voted to have a committee that consists of school board members, CCPS staff and leaders, community members and other key stakeholders to help make decisions in the process moving forward. The group Tuesday night also thought the process should take more than 18 months. In terms of key factors when making these decisions, the group thought items like student ride time, keeping students in their communities, feeder patterns, space for programs like gifted and talented and the Tech Center, and space for special education programs. Emily Chappell Few turned out Monday night to give feedback about what Carroll’s next school system superintendent should be like, the first step in a months-long process to find a replacement for exiting Carroll County Public Schools Superintendent...Read more
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