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Public Information Meetings Boundary Review for Bethesda, Chevy Chase, North Chevy Chase & Rosemary Hills Elementary Schools At North Chevy Chase Elementary School, All Purpose Room

3700 Jones Bridge Road, Chevy Chase, MD  Initial Information Meeting—February 22, 2011  Review of Committee Options—May 16, 2011 Both Meetings—7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Spanish and Amharic translators will be available at both meetings In November 2010, the Board of Education authorized a boundary study to review school assignments for Bethesda, Chevy Chase, North Chevy Chase and Rosemary Hills elementary schools. All of these schools have enrollments that exceed capacity. The boundary study, and Board of Education adopted boundary changes that result from this study, will determine the location of classroom additions in the future. The Board of Education also stipulated the following for the boundary study:   

The partial pairing of Bethesda Elementary School and Rosemary Hills Elementary School should be addressed and school assignments for Bethesda Elementary School should be simplified. The pairings of Rosemary Hills Elementary School with Chevy Chase and North Chevy Chase elementary schools should be maintained. The boundary study should incorporate the future reorganization of Chevy Chase and North Chevy Chase elementary schools from Grades 3—6 to Grades 3—5, once a new middle school opens.

A boundary advisory committee comprised of parent representatives will begin meeting in March 2011 and submit a report with comments on various boundary options to the superintendent and Board of Education in June, 2011. The schedule for the boundary review process appears on the back of this page. MCPS staff from the Division of Long-range Planning will facilitate the boundary advisory committee process. The public information meetings advertised with this flyer will be an opportunity to learn about the upcoming process and have questions addressed. During the boundary review, and up through Board of Education action, relevant materials will be posted at the following web site as they become available: Individuals who need accommodations, including sign language interpretation or other special assistance, may contact the Family and Community Partnerships Unit at (301) 279-3100 and TDD (301) 279-3323.