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Bowie Students To Change Schools in Fall

Boundary and program changes will impact students in five local elementary schools.

The Prince George's County Board of Education recently approved school boundary improvements for the 2012-2013 school year and changes are in store for some Bowie students.

The school board approved Superintendent William R. Hite Jr.’s recommendations for boundary improvements on Jan. 18 (see PDF attached to this article). The reasoning behind moving some Bowie elementary school students was to improve overcrowding conditions and allow for the creation of another Talented and Gifted (TAG) center.

Despite the pleas of , some students will be switching schools this fall. As Heather Hills becomes an all-TAG school in the fall, students will be shifted to correct the enrollment imbalance between Heather Hills, and elementary schools.

Moving 100 students from to will reportedly alleviate overcrowding at Rockledge and keep Yorktown from closing due to low enrollment.

The various improvements impact about 4,000 students in the county—including those affected by the countywide shift of sixth-graders to middle schools, according to a report by The Gazette. Read the full story here.

What do you think of the new boundaries and improvements for Bowie elementary schools? Tell us in the comments.

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