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Why Redistrict Schools in Wicomico?

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SALISBURY, Md. – Wicomico County Board of Education Officials say redistricting its schools needs to be done. Right now there are nine “considerations”, or options, school officials are looking at in order to balance the enrollment in county schools.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Cathy Townsend says the two most over-crowded schools in Wicomico County are Parkside High School in Salisbury and Delmar Elementary. Both schools are operating at roughly 124% capacity.

“Redistricting is a process that many districts go through every single year and we do it every few years,” says Townsend. She says the last significant redistricting was done in 1999.

The board could decide to use one, some or all of the nine “considerations”. But before the board decides, Townsend says public input is critical. “It can be difficult,” Townsend says, “and we do try and be very sensitive.”

A public hearing will be held Thursday night at Delmar Elementary, Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Pittsville Elementary & Middle School and Thursday Feb. 19 at Fruitland Intermediate. Townsend says a final decision from the board is expected Mar. 10.

To view the Wicomico County Board of Education's redistricting consideration, click here.

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