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School Attendance Area Committee

The Garrett County Board of Education met on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in a Special Business Session held at 6:30 p.m. at Southern Middle School. The Board of Education took action on the following six (6) recommendations of the School Attendance Area Committee. All six (6) recommendations were approved. 
  1. Assign the mobile modular classrooms recently approved by the Board of Education and Commissioners to Broad Ford
  2. Assign a boundary for the 2014-15 school year to Swan Meadow using the existing transportation routes.
  3. Allow students currently attending Swan Meadow within the new Swan Meadow boundary to continue to attend Swan Meadow.  Provide students currently attending Yough Glades within the new Swan Meadow boundary an option to continue to attend Yough Glades, or enroll in Swan Meadow.
  4. Review Swan Meadow’s progress, in April 2015, toward reaching the targeted enrollment of 12 additional students, creating a (67%) capacity use.
  5. Implement the recommended kindergarten program at Swan Meadow for 2014-2015.
  6. Re-assign Glades West to Tomar Drive area to Crellin district. 
The Garrett County Board of Education contracted with School Bus Consultants to conduct a Transportation Study from the recommendation of the 2013-14 Facility Study. The Facility Study made the recommendation to consider moving students from the southern end north. The Transportation Study has been completed, and Superintendent Dr. Janet Wilson appointed a committee to analyze the data and make recommendations to assist our school system in operating more efficiently.  The School Attendance Area Committee made recommendations in a public meeting during the Board of Education meeting on June 10th.  Click the links below to view:
The Board of Education will accept public comments on the School Attendance Area Committee report until June 18, 2014, at 12:00 noon.  Comments can be submitted to:   or by mail to:
                    Area Enrollment Proposal Committee
                    Garrett County Public Schools
                    Attention:    Jane Wildesen
                    40 South Second Street
                    Oakland, MD 21550 
The Board will meet again on Monday, June 16, 2014, at 5:00 PM at Southern Middle School for public discussion and public input.
The Board will possibly meet a third time on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 5:00 PM at a site to be determined.