ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) — The Anne Arundel County Board of Education has adopted a redistricting plan that creates geographical boundaries for students attending the new Crofton Area High School.
On Wednesday evening, the Board of Education considered three options, including one that would have grandfathered some students, allowing them to remain in their current school district for up to eight more years.
In the end, the Board decided against that plan, and chose to adopt option one, which was endorsed by Superintendent George Arlotto.
As result, the following area schools will have their boundaries shifted:
- All Crofton Elementary School students in the Two Rivers/Forks of the Patuxent (1038B) and Waugh Chapel communities (1038C) will temporarily be redistricted to Piney Orchard Elementary School, until West County Elementary School opens in the Arundel feeder system. These students will attend Arundel Middle School and Arundel High School.
- The Riverwalk at Crofton community (1038A) will be shifted to Crofton Woods Elementary School and Crofton Area High School beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Students will continue to attend Crofton Middle School (there are no students currently living in this area).
- All other Arundel High School students living in the Nantucket, Crofton Meadows, and Crofton elementary school attendance zones on the east side of Route 3 will attend Crofton Area High School beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. These students would continue to attend Crofton Middle School.
- All South River High School students in the Crofton Meadows and Crofton Woods elementary school attendance zones will be redistricted to Crofton Area High School beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. These students would continue to attend Crofton Middle School.
The new boundaries are scheduled to go into effect in the fall of 2020.