The Board of Education of Charles County is hosting a May 22 public hearing to hear comments on the Superintendent’s elementary school redistricting recommendation. The hearing is set for 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 22 at Westlake High School.

Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Hill and Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff will present the redistricting recommendation to the Board at its May 9 meeting. CCPS will provide parents with a fact sheet including information about the Superintendent’s recommendation prior to the May 22 public hearing.

The Board is set to take action on the redistricting recommendation at its June 13 meeting. Community members can provide feedback at the public hearing, by email to or by mail to Redistricting, Charles County Public Schools, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646. Speakers at the public hearing are limited to three minutes and guidelines will be explained prior to the start of the hearing.

The elementary school redistricting will create an attendance zone for Billingsley Elementary School, scheduled to open at the start of the 2018-19 school year. The redistricting also expands the attendance zone for Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School and balance student enrollment as needed at additional elementary schools. Dr. Mudd is set to undergo a complete renovation and expansion during the coming school year. The redistricting takes effect at the start of the 2018-19 school year.

The CCPS redistricting committee developed two proposals and presented them to the Board at its April 4 meeting. Board policy requires the committee to submit two different proposals. The committee was tasked with developing and evaluating potential elementary school zones for consideration by the Board and the Superintendent. Earlier this school year, the Board selected the redistricting committee members at random from names of volunteers.

Information on the redistricting process is posted on the school system website at