At eight community meetings around the city in Spring 2017, families, community leaders and partners, and school and district staff came together to share their priorities and values with respect to school zoning. Participants received background information about enrollment data, building capacity, and Baltimore City population trends (see links at the bottom of this page). At each meeting, participants were asked to complete an individual questionnaire and to participate in group discussions. An online questionnaire was posted so that those who could not attend a meeting would have the opportunity to provide feedback.
Overall, 193 community members attended the meetings, and 103 individual questionnaires were completed; 177 additional questionnaires were completed online. Along with input from staff about district priorities and goals, the community feedback will be used to identify, explore, and evaluate approaches that Baltimore City Public Schools could consider for future rezoning.
As a follow-up to the springtime community engagement, there was a districtwide meeting on September 25, 2017, at the district office (200 E. North Avenue). Feedback from the community meetings was shared, and discussion topics included balancing enrollment and building capacity, transportation, equity in access to programs, and future planning. Download the meeting presentation .
An update on the rezoning feasibility study will be presented at the Board of School Commissioners’ public meeting on October 24.
Documents shared at Spring 2017 community meetings
All links open PDF documents