Redistricting Rooted in Caring and Respect

Redistricting Rooted in Caring and Respect

A Message from the Board of Education

No matter where a student attends school, “As long as your students hold themselves to the highest standard, it is practically impossible for them not to be successful….”  –  Student Member of the Board, Paige Tolbard (FHS, Class of 2019)

The Board of Education understands a redistricting brings uncertainty and, therefore stress. However, we have been troubled by some of the comments made at both public meetings and in emails. This process is guided by the Board’s policy, which is based, as are all our policies, on our priorities for students, and rooted in our core belief that all students are entitled equally to respect, opportunity, and excellence at every school in our system. 

This means we are committed to providing high quality instruction, and a safe, secure teaching and learning environment at each and every one of our schools. This means that we value each and every student, their families, all of our schools and their communities. This means, that while strengths, challenges and needs may be different school-to-school, community-to-community, none are more or less valuable, important, or urgent.  

As we advance together as Frederick County Residents towards decisions that equitably balance our school system’s priorities, capacity, and needs, we ask that people base their advocacy in what has always made our county special – our care and respect for each other.