Linganore-Oakdale-Urbana Area Redistricting Study Archive

Scope of Work

The Linganore-Oakdale-Urbana (LOU) area redistricting study is necessary to establish attendance boundaries and feeder patterns for two new schools that address enrollment growth. They are Sugarloaf Elementary on Stone Barn Drive in Urbana, which is temporarily serving Urbana Elementary students until the Urbana Elementary replacement is complete for the 2020-2021 school year, and a not-yet-named elementary school in the Lake Linganore Hamptons West neighborhood opening for the 2021-2022 school year.

The elementary school attendance areas that are included in the redistricting study are: Centerville, Deer Crossing, Green Valley, Kemptown, Liberty, New Market, Oakdale, Twin Ridge, Urbana and the portion of Spring Ridge attendance area east of the Monocacy River.  The secondary school attendance areas included in the study are: New Market, Oakdale, Urbana and Windsor Knolls middle schools as well as the Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School attendance area east of the Monocacy River, and the Linganore, Oakdale and Urbana high school attendance areas.

FCPS facilities planning staff lead the study and include transportation, fiscal services, curriculum, and communication staff as well as school administration and staff. The redistricting study will be guided by Board of Education Policy 200 and Regulation 100-02.  

With the assistance of consultants, FCPS will collect data and evaluate options. After an initial phase of data collection and discussions with the school communities, staff will develop a series of attendance boundary options to present to the community for review and feedback. Staff will then present options to the Superintendent and prepare the Superintendent’s recommendation. The Superintendent’s recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education (BOE).

Beginning in January 2019, the redistricting study is expected to take 10-12 months. Completion of the study by the end of 2019 will allow time for new bus routes to be created and school administration to adjust staffing in response to new attendance boundaries and enrollment projections. The new attendance boundaries will go into effect with the start of the 2020-2021 school year but may be phased in over several years.