June 19th AAC Meeting Recap

posted Jun 25, 2012, 6:20 AM by General PTA Address   [ updated Sep 8, 2012, 3:59 AM ]

Hello TSES Families,

This entry is a report on what occurred, was significant or what tickled my fancy at the June 19th Attendance Area Adjustment Committee, hereafter as AAC.  First I would like to thank Royce and Glenn for coming to the meeting and supporting TSES visibility efforts.  It was especially nice having Glenn there as he was well know from last year’s AAAC meetings and was even called on by Mr. Gallihue during his presentation.  I love that we are so visible!!


Okay now to details.  We got to meet the committee, they are:

Khalid Boushaba – Running Brook Area

Brendan Robinson – Ellicott City

Amy Grutzik – West Friendship

Lisa Schlossnagle - Fulton

Renee Kamen - Fulton

Marc Steingesser – Super member, was on last year’s AAAC, Wilde Lake

Bill Lewis - Ilchester

James Weidemann – Ellicott City

Geoffrey Pickett - Elkridge

Michelle Yeh – Ellicott City

Craig Renier – St John’s Lane area

Carmesha Young – Deep Run Area


We also got to meet another one of Joel’s staff members, Jennifer, and Joel’s Supervisor, Ken Roey was in attendance.


Mr Gallihue gave an extensive presentation on School Policy 6010, School Attendance Areas.  I am including a copy of the presentation given as an attachment below.  There were also two handouts given to the audience on how to contact the AAC and the Board of Education (BOE) should you have comments or suggestions.  

I got a copy of the “Attendance Area Committee Comment Form” and will post an electronic copy below, as soon as I can get to a scanner.  Otherwise:


            Send a Read-only email to BOE@hcpss.org


            Joel Gallihue, Manager of School Planning, Joel_Gallihue@hcpss.org


A copy of the comment form can be sent to:

                        Attendance Area Adjustment Committee – Comment Form


                        10910 Route 108

                        Ellicott City, MD 21042

                        Attention:  Jennifer Bubenko, Office of School Planning


There are a lot of details in 6010 and I will not try to cover them here, since a copy of 6010 is on the leading article’s attachments and Joel’s presentation is attached here.    

The presentation covers a lot of Definitions, Goals, Factors for Consideration and System Level Process Requirements.  I highly recommend reading this to become familiar with the lingo and driving factors.


Next, I want to tell you about the schedule.  Also picture of long term strategy which I thought was interesting.


The AAAC will be meeting every Tuesday Evening, from July 2nd to the end of August, at 7:00pm in the Board of Education Conference Room.  

  • June 19 Intro & Feasibility Study
  • July 3 2013 Feasibility Study
  • July 10 2013 Plan Making
  • July 17 2013 Plan Making
  • July 24 2013 Plan Making
  • July 31 2013 Plan Making
  • August 7 Long range plan
  • August 14 Long range plan
  • August 28 Long range plan
  • September 11/12, 2012: Draft redistricting plans presented -
  • Howard HS (9/11) and Centennial HS (9/12) at 7:30 p.m.
  • October 18, 2012: Final staff plan presented to BOE at 7:30 p.m.
  • BOE Meetings on proposed redistricting at:
    • October 25, 2012: Work session at 7:30 p.m.
    • October 30, 2012: Public hearing at 7:00 p.m. (register to speak)
    • November 8, 2012: Work session at 7:30 p.m.
    • November 13, 2012: Work session at 7:30 p.m. (if needed) 
    • November 15, 2012: BOE votes on redistricting for 2013-2014 school year


Since this meeting was really a training meeting for the AAAC, no real discussion on 2013 Plan was discussed.  Keep checking back here, we will continue to update the site as the summer progresses.

General PTA Address,
Jun 25, 2012, 6:20 AM
General PTA Address,
Jun 25, 2012, 6:20 AM
General PTA Address,
Jun 25, 2012, 6:20 AM