Phase One of Districtwide Boundary Analysis Under Way
External consultants from WXY, working on behalf of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), have launched the first phase of the Districtwide Boundary Analysis, an initiative designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of MCPS boundaries. WXY will analyze various data points, such as school facility utilization and capacity, student demographics, school assignment and travel patterns.
Important Note: This initiative will result in an analytical assessment and a summary of the community engagement process. It will not make recommendations on potential boundary revisions.
Phase one of this initiative will include data analysis and community engagement activities. The outreach activities, which will begin mid-November, will aim to increase awareness around key opportunities and challenges within the current boundaries and provide a platform for discussion.
The first community engagement activity of this phase will be the Board of Education’s public hearing on Monday, Nov. 18. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville. Members of the community who wish to testify at the hearing are asked to register online.
Regional meetings will be held beginning December 4 and will continue through mid-January. Details about additional dates and locations will be available on the Districtwide Boundary Analysis webpage in the coming days.
Over a 20-year period, student enrollment at MCPS has increased by more than 30,000 students. This growth has propelled MCPS into one of the largest and most diverse districts in the nation. Unfortunately, facility construction has not been able to keep pace with this significant growth. The overcapacity of many schools, paired with a continued focus on equity and excellence, prompted the Board of Education to initiate an assessment of current school boundaries to ensure that MCPS can continue to provide high-quality facilities that support the educational programming needed to reinforce MCPS’ core values of Learning, Relationships, Respect, Excellence and Equity.