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The King George School Board will hold a public forum Monday to take comment on changing attendance lines for students in the division’s three elementary schools.  
If the School Board approves redistricting as planned by Superintendent Candace Brown, it will result in switching schools for 225 elementary students beginning in September 2010.
Brown’s recommendation is to draw new boundary lines for attendance that would move an estimated 75 students from Sealston Elementary School (SES) to King George Elementary School (KGES) and would also switch an estimated 150 other students from KGES to Potomac Elementary School (PES).  
The public forum is set for next week on Monday, March 8, at 5 p.m. prior to its regular meeting.
The School Board has been mulling a change in attendance lines since last fall, talking about it at meetings in September and October.

Brown’s proposal to redistrict for next school year would free up some space at SES and redistribute more students to PES, which has room to spare.
KGES is geographically located between those two schools, so that it would gain some students and shift others.  
A division enrollment report dated Feb. 1 indicates that KGES has 837 students and SES has 889 students. The same report indicates that PES has about half those numbers, with 437 students.
The redistricting public forum is scheduled for Monday, March 8, at 5 p.m. in the board room of the Revercomb Administration Building, which is located behind the county Courthouse on Route 3.
The following details regarding the proposed attendance redistricting were obtained from the division administration.
Developments to transfer to PES from KGES:
Chestnut Trailer Park, Cleydael Subdivision, Eden Estates, Peppermill Estates, Potts Farm and Stout Trailer Park.

Roads involved in transfer to PES from KGES:
Abingdon Retreat Lane, Acorn Lane, Aidan Way, Allen Avenue, Allen Place, Alto Lane, Anderson Court, Auburn Woods Drive, Bartlett Lane, Beaver Creek Drive, Beechwood Drive, Benton Court, Berry Avenue, Blackburn Run, Blue Jay Meadows, Bone Place, Booths Spur, Calvert Court, Canary Lane, Cedar Lane, Chestnut Drive, Chestnut Hill Loop, Choptank Drive, Clare Street, Cleydael Boulevard, Colross Glen Drive, Culpeper Court, Dixie Drive, Freedom Lane, Fulmont Drive, Goose Lane, Great Eastern Way, Hewitt Place, Hickory Lane, His Way, Hunters Jump, Ivy Hill Loop, James Madison Parkway:  North from intersection of Route 611 (Hanover Church Road/ Eden Drive to intersection of Route 616 (Washington Mill Road), Johnson Road, Jones Place, Julia Place, Lee Street, Lotus Pond Land, Lucas Lane, Marion Drive, Marmaduke Drive, Meadow Way, Miller Place, North Stuart Road, Oakwood Drive, Ormond Way, Palona Circle, Partridge Lane, Peppermill Road, Pine Tree Lane, Poplar Drive, Poplar Neck Road, Potts Lane, Pratt Place, Preston Way, Retreat Road, Richards Ride, Salisbury Retreat, Shady Lane, Sharp Lane, Sleepy Hollow Lane, Spruce Drive, State Road, Striker Lane, Stuart Road, Taylor Place, Vining Court, Ward Road, Wildlife Lane and Will Loop.
~ DEVELOPMENTS TO TRANSFER TO KGES FROM SES:  Brooke Haven, Presidential Lakes and Willow Hill.
~ ROADS INVOLVED IN TRANSFER TO KGES FROM SES:  Adams Drive, Arnold’s Corner Court, Arthur Drive, Ashland Drive, Blair House Drive, Buchanan Drive, Capital Circle, Carriage Lane, Chap’s Way, Cleveland Drive, Congress Circle, Constitution Circle, Coolidge Circle, Dahlgren Road (East from Route 3 to Route 610), Deer Lane (off Route 3), Eisenhower Drive, Filmore Circle, Franklin Circle, Garfield Drive, Grant Court, Hancock Drive, Harding Court, Harrison Drive, Hayes Court, Hoover Lane, Independence Circle, Kings Highway (South from Stanley Road to Manning Drive), Jackson Drive, Jefferson Drive, Johnson Drive, Kenmore Circle, Kennedy Drive, Liberty Drive, Lincoln Drive, Madison Drive, Manning Drive, McKenzie Lane, McKinley Drive, Monroe Drive, Monticello Drive, Mount Vernon Circle, Pierce Court, Polk Place, Roosevelt Drive, Senate Circle, Strafford Drive, Taft Court, Thurman Drive, Tyler Court, Van Buren Drive, Washington Drive, White House Circle and Wilson Circle.

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