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Redistricting Meeting Help Needed

posted Jul 31, 2017, 9:38 AM by Alan Romack
Hello parents!

Hope your summer has been excellent.  Here at the PTSA we have been working to get ready for the new school year and keeping an eye on redistricting.  The current published 2017 Feasibility plan shows moving a whole bunch of kids around to try and solve the over crowding at the northern high schools and to fill up the new elementary school.  All of the changes, once voted on by the BOE, will take effect in August of 2018. 

The Oakland Mills community is definitely affected, and in many ways.  The OMMS PTSA president, Alan Romack, has been attending the Redistricting Meetings every Tuesday night and has been working with the OMCA Educational committee to come up with alternatives to the current feasibility plan that are less stressful the Oakland Mills community.  You have been calling and writing in and what a job you have done!!

Dr Calvin Ball has heard our voices, and has agreed to host a round table discussion with all the Oakland Mills PTA and PTSA Presidents and the Office of School Planning on August 2nd.  Your PTSA President needs to hear from you, your concerns regarding the Redistricting plans, before he goes into this meeting.  Please email him, Alan Romack, at by 12pm on 8-2-17 so he can speak to your concerns.

Area Attendance Committee Meetings will continue Tuesday Nights thru August 15 and then:

Fall Regional Meetings

  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., Wilde Lake High School
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Howard High School

Superintendent’s Redistricting Recommendations

  • Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Presentation to the Board of education of Attendance Area Adjustment Plan

Attendance Area Adjustment recommendations are made by the Superintendent at a Board of Education meeting, taking into consideration the input from the AAC and the public.

Board of Education Public Hearings and Work Sessions

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Public Hearing I
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Work Session I
  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Work Session II
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Public Hearing II
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Work Session III
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Work Session IV

Approval of Attendance Area Adjustment Plan

  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Approval