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Public Can Speak Out on Proposed School Boundary Changes Feb. 18

Parents and students can comment on proposed school boundary and program changes in the Prince George's school system at a Feb. 18 meeting.

Proposed school boundary and program changes in the Prince George's school system will be discussed Feb. 18. File|Patch
Proposed school boundary and program changes in the Prince George's school system will be discussed Feb. 18. File|Patch

Boundaries would change for at least two Prince George’s County Public Schools – Hyattsville Elementary and Barack Obama Elementary in Upper Marlboro – under a proposal school board members are considering.

Residents can find details about possible boundary and grade changes on the school system’s website, plus maps that outline the boundary changes for Hyattsville and Barack Obama schools.

Other changes would shift STEM programs, expand Spanish immersion programs and add courses for academically gifted and struggling students at some county schools. Some parents and students have concerns about being sent to different schools.

At a recent meeting of the Prince George’s County school board, two Hyattsville Middle School pleaded to be able to attend Northwestern High School next year because of its strong arts program. But the students live outside the boundaries for Northwestern, reports The Washington Post.

The school board will hold a meeting Feb. 18 to discuss boundary and program changes. It will start at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room of the Sasscer Administration Building in Upper Marlboro.

JO February 07, 2014 at 10:21 AM
I would like to hove BOWIE news on here. Most of this stuff is available elsewhere.

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