August 28th, 2012 AAC Meeting Summary

posted Sep 8, 2012, 3:53 AM by General PTA Address
As expected the final meeting of the AAC was not ground breaking.  The group mostly worked on summarizing the activities that they had worked on this summer.  The ultimate goal was to document the areas they worked the hardest, and the guiding principles they used in coming to their decisions, ultimately for presentation to the Board of Education on October 18th.  

There were a lot of citizens present, I counted around 82 folks.  Based on the volume of feedback emails, over 307!, the citizens of Howard County are watching and listening, particularly in this regions most talked about for redistricting.  

Joel started off the meeting with a very interesting presentation.  It summarized all of the citizen feedback that had been received by category.  He also showed the AAC a series of RedGreen maps showing them how their plan fared over time. I thought is was really interesting from the view point of where is growth coming in Howard County displayed in a very visual way.   I highly recommend checking this out in the attachments below.

Finally, it was announced that Plans L10 and M9 are going to be the final recommendation for the AAC to the BOE.  Copies of these plans can be found in the August 14th meeting summary.

Summer meetings are now over!!!  Now we start the fall meetings.  Please find a summary of those meetings below.  The 11th and 12th are really important meetings as they are opportunities for you, the citizen, to directly address your concerns in public testimony.  Attend if you can!!



DateAgenda ItemLocationTime
Sept. 11
Draft Redistricting Plan Presentation*
7:30 p.m.
Sept. 12
Draft Redistricting Plan Presentation*
7:30 p.m.
Oct. 18
Presentation of Attendance Area Adjustment Plan
7:30 p.m.
Please note that some of the following dates have changed.
Oct. 23
Public Hearing 1
7:00 p.m.
Oct. 25
Public Hearing 2
7:00 p.m.
Oct. 30
BOE Work Session 1
7:30 p.m.
Nov. 7
BOE Work Session 2
7:30 p.m.
Nov. 8
BOE Work Session 3
7:30 p.m.
Nov. 13
BOE Work Session 4
7:30 p.m.
Nov. 15
Approval of Attendance Area Adjustment Plan
7:30 p.m.
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