Board of Education Redistricting
In Montgomery County, a Board of
Education district means a geographic area in which an elected member of the
Board must live. In Montgomery County there are five resident-district members
and two at-large members of the Board; however, all Board members are elected
by the county as a whole.
According to Maryland state law, the
five Montgomery County Board of Education residency districts must be redrawn
after each decennial (10 year) census to make sure that the districts are “substantially equal in population”. The
2010 Census revealed that over the last decade, the population of Montgomery
County increased 11.3 percent and that the boundaries of the five Board of
Education districts needed to be redrawn.
The Maryland General Assembly, at the request of the Montgomery County
Delegation, must enact legislation during the upcoming 2011 special session to
redraw the districts so that they can be in place for the April 2012 primary
and November 2012 general elections.
On August 24, 2011 the Board unanimously voted
to approve a resolution to recommend a
redistricting plan to the Montgomery County Delegation that both establishes
districts substantially equal in population and allows for anticipated
The Board of Education has forwarded its
recommendation to the Montgomery County Delegation. The Delegation will develop
a local bill and has scheduled a hearing on September 15. Specific details and
information about the bill and the hearing are available on the Montgomery County Delegation website.
Board of Education Redistricting Plan