One Emerson Community... One Emerson School Boundary
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Over the next few weeks, the Howard County Board of Education will vote on plans to redistrict school boundaries for middle school in certain parts of the county. According to projection, 40 students within the Haddon Hall (polygon 1272) and Wallington (272) neighborhoods, currently attending Murray Hill (1 mile away), will be affected. These students will instead attend Patuxent Valley, 3 miles away.
The Howard County Board of Education in the 2013 feasibility study emphasizes that, "Every effort is made to create "neighborhood" school attendance areas by assigning students to the school that is closest to their home”.
By supporting and signing this petition,
you are asking Howard County Board of Education
to do the following:
* To keep the current school attendance area for Haddon Hall and Wallington at Murray Hill and for it to be established as our "home" middle school.
* To alter the current school attendance area for Haddon Hall and Wallington so that they can join the rest of the Emerson community in attending Altholton High School and to establish it as the "home" high school.
* To keep the Emerson community (polygons 5, 272, 1005, 1272 & 2005) as one because the arbitrary boundary of I-95 does not create two distinct communities.
* To adhere to the Board of Education's effort to keep neighborhood school attendance areas that are closest to their homes.
This petition will be mailed (in snail and email) to the Howard County Board of Education by September 21, 2013. If you support our efforts to remain at our home school, and create a One Emerson School Boundary, please add your signature below, and share with others.
This petition has been established by members of the community affected by the proposed change in school boundaries for Howard County's Murray Hill Middle School and Emerson neighborhoods of Hadden Hall and Wallington.