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piumini moncler saldi The moncler bambino saldi change comes because of housing trends, in which the recession piumini moncler outlet cut off moncler uomo the previous decade’s fast growth in western county schools. That left scores of seats empty in new school buildings as homebuyers concentrated on lower priced townhouses and condominiums going up in the redeveloping eastern county, where moncler bambino saldi thousands more new homes moncler saldi outlet are expected. piumini moncler saldi

moncler outlet trebaseleghe «The goal is to try to use some of the seats in the west, in Dayton Oaks,» where enrollment is only about 75 percent of capacity, said school board member Sandra French. Councilman Greg moncler outlet trebaseleghe Fox, moncler outlet a Fulton Republican, pointed out a concern shared by many parents over shifting students. moncler outlet trebaseleghe

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piumini moncler Gay Williams, a North Laurel parent who did not attend the meeting, later echoed that sentiment. Her 8 year old daughter Lauren attends second grade at Laurel Woods Elementary, and Williams is worried about moving her. piumini moncler

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outlet moncler Joel Gallihue, manager of planning for county schools, told the council, meeting at the George moncleroutlet-i Howard Building in Ellicott City, that the redistricting process Is just starting and will involve many summer meetings moncler saldi with affected parents before the school board votes on a plan around Thanksgiving. outlet moncler

moncler bambino outlet «It can be messy. It can be a little bit tense,» he told council members about the often emotional moncler donna response from parents who learn their children may have to switch to schools that outlet moncler are farther from home. moncler bambino outlet

piumini moncler scontatissimi Gallihue said residents should expect redistricting to affect students for the rest of the decade. Elementary school changes will take place in August 2012 and 2013, while middle schools will be realigned in 2015 piumini moncler uomo when a new school is expected to open. Northeastern county high schools will see redistricting in 2016, and elementary schools will be shifted again in 2019 when a new building is planned. piumini moncler scontatissimi

moncler saldi uomo No boundary changes are proposed for Elkridge, where the board hopes to open a new elementary school in two years. The school board scheduled a closed meeting Thursday evening to possibly decide on a site for a new elementary school in Elkridge, board members said. That decision could be revealed publicly at the June 21 board meeting. moncler saldi uomo

piumini moncler uomo «We are cautiously optimistic that we can open a new elementary school in August 2013,» said school system capital budget chief Ken Roey. If the board approves a potential site, public hearings will be held before the land is purchased. 1, though the board has no site for it yet. A piumini moncler second new elementary in North Laurel is being planned for 2019. piumini moncler uomo

moncler outlet Gallihue said there will be a shortage of high moncler outlet online uomo school seats in the northeast too, but that should be relieved by a redistricting that will shift students from Howard High to Long Reach and Oakland Mills in Columbia. The 800 added seats needed by decade’s end aren’t enough to justify planning a new high school yet. moncler outlet

moncler uomo Councilwoman Courtney Watson, an Ellicott City Democrat who represents Elkridge, urged the board to buy land for new schools as soon as possible, without waiting for a crowding emergency. Board member Frank Aquino agreed, as did schools Superintendent Sydney L. moncler outlet online shop Cousin. moncler uomo

moncler outlet online uomo «I don’t think it hurts to acquire a site,» Watson said. «I’d like to see the school system really work to purchase sites. We haven’t done that for a while.» Aquino agreed, though open land is hard to come by in the more crowded eastern county, board member Allan Dyer said. moncler outlet online uomo

moncler saldi outlet Councilwoman Jen Terrasa, a Democrat who represents North Laurel, pointed out that major development projects planned next to commuter train stations at Savage and North Laurel will bring 1,000 new housing units to the area in years to come. «We’re already bursting at the seams at Gorman Crossing, Laurel Woods» and other area schools, she said. moncler saldi outlet

moncler bambino saldi In the meantime, school officials are starting a months long redistricting process for the southeastern county that would moncler outlet serravalle shift children there westward from school to school, domino style, until they reach empty seats at Pointers Run and Dayton Oaks elementary schools moncler bambino saldi.

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