Excerpts below from the Bethesda Magazine article ‘Boundary analysis final report delayed until spring due to COVID-19‘ (December 3, 2020).
Citing challenges caused by COVID-19, consultants leading a countywide review of public school boundaries said Thursday [December 3, 2020] that the release of the project’s final report will again be delayed — this time until the spring.
With the most recent delay, the final report is nearly one year behind schedule, largely due to the effects of the pandemic. Consultants with WXY Studio are deep into the second phase of the project, which has included developing an interactive online tool that allows people to visualize the data they have compiled.
During Thursday’s [December 3, 2020] meeting, consultants said the final report will include four “simulations” that will use its data to prioritize:
• Improving capacity within school clusters
• Improving capacity concerns between neighboring schools
• Improving capacity concerns while increasing diversity
• Improving capacity concerns while reducing distances students walk to school.