Board Votes Down Broadneck Cluster, West County Redistricting Plans

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On January 23, the Anne Arundel County Board of Education decided to not move any Broadneck cluster redistricting proposal forward to public hearing and voted down a proposal by Vice President Melissa Ellis to shift students living in the Village at Waugh Chapel from Piney Orchard Elementary School to Four Seasons Elementary School.

In the Broadneck cluster, Superintendent George Arlotto had recommended shifting four neighborhoods north of College Parkway on the eastern edge of the current Broadneck Elementary School attendance area from that school to Cape St. Claire Elementary School. The shift of the neighborhoods – identified as 603, 604, 605 and 606 in redistricting documents – would have moved approximately 108 students from Broadneck Elementary to Cape St. Claire Elementary.

Arlotto’s plan differed slightly from the one recommended by a redistricting committee of parents and community members.

In West County, Ellis’ plan would have moved approximately 80 current and future students living in the Village at Waugh Chapel from Piney Orchard to Four Seasons. No redistricting committee was previously created to study options involving Piney Orchard and Four Seasons.

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