Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Tag Archives: Schools

Info from the Joint Rock Spring/White Flint 2 Planning Board Work Session on Schools

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On February 16, the Planning Board held a joint Rock Spring and White Flint 2 Work Session to discuss schools. You can see the slides from the staff presentation here.

Some quick, interesting tidbits from this work session:

1) The projected enrollment of students from the Rock Spring, White Flint 2, and Grosvenor-Strathmore plans:  655 additional elementary students, 277 additional middle school students, and 377 additional high school students.…

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What Happened at Last Night’s White Flint 2 Planning Meeting on Schools

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Okay.  The Planning Board just put up the presentations from last night’s meeting, so here is my long summary of what was discussed at last night’s White Flint 2/Rock Spring Planning Meeting on Schools. You can view the presentation here.

Here’s the calendar for the Sector Planning Process:

July 11, 2016     WF2 Community Meeting: Review Preliminary Draft PlaRecommendations

July 28, 2016   Preliminary Draft Plan Recommendations to PlanninBoard

September 2016  Staff Working Draft Plan to Planning Board

October 2016  Planning Board Public Hearing

October-December 2016  Planning Board Worksessions

January/February 2017  Transmit Plan to County Executive and County Council

Bruce Crispell from MCPS reported on the projected number of students that will be generated by White Flint 2 and Rock Spring.…

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What Happened at Last Night’s White Flint 2 Schools Meeting

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Did you wake up this morning with the thought, “Hmm. I wonder what happened at the White Flint 2 Schools meeting last night. Oh, I know. I’ll check the Friends of White Flint blog. They always post terrific meeting summaries.” And now you’re on this page, wondering where the heck is the summary.…

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Don’t forget — Meeting Tonight on Schools and White Flint 2

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Care about White Flint 2? Care about schools? Care about how these two important things intersect?

Then attend tonight’s (Monday, June 6) White Flint 2/Rock Spring Planning Sector Meeting on Schools,

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Luxmanor Elementary School.…

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School-related Updates to Subdivision Staging Policy Will Be Discussed at Public Meeting on January 12

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The Montgomery County Planning Department is now updating theSubdivision Staging Policy (formerly called Growth Policy) for review and approval by the County Council in 2016. The intent of the Subdivision Staging Policy is to ensure public facilities, particularly schools and roads, are adequate to meet the needs of new development and growth.…
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Potential relief for overcrowded White Flint area schools

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Welcome news for Walter Johnston cluster schools, which are universally overcrowded, from MCPS interim superintendent Larry Bowers.

The Walter Johnson Cluster has experienced large enrollment increases during the past eight years, primarily driven by the sale of homes to younger families. Also, new development in the cluster has played a role, although by a significantly smaller amount than demographic changes in existing communities.

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What happened at last night’s Meeting on Schools and the White Flint 2/Rock Spring Master Plans

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It was a packed house at WJ last night as Gwen Wright, Glenn Kreger, Nkosi Yearwood, and Pam Dunn from Montgomery  Planning and Bruce Crispell from MCPS carefully explained how they plan for schools and listened to passionate comments from the audience.

Councilmember Roger Berliner and Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson opened the meeting.…

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Where will the elementary school be located? It may be too soon to tell.

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A letter from the Board of Education that was sent to the Planning Board at the request of Montgomery County Public Schools was the highlight of a Garrett Park Estates/White Flint Park Citizen’s Association meeting on Wednesday. Accordingly, Bruce Crispell, director of long range planning for MCPS, as well as Nkosi Yearwood and Brooke Farquhar from the Planning and Parks departments were there to explain the history of the school site and answer questions.…

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Meeting Next Week on White Flint School Site

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The issue of a site for a future elementary school in the White Flint Sector is back at the forefront and County Planners will be at a meeting next week to discuss it.

From Park & Planning:

White Flint Elementary School
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20
Garrett Park Elementary School
4810 Oxford Street
Kensington, MD 20895
 
Planners will participate in a general meeting of the Garrett Park Estates/White Flint Park Citizen’s Association at the Garrett Park Elementary School on Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. …
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White Flint Elementary School Site Up for Discussion

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As the plans for a redeveloped White Flint Mall make their way through the planning process, the issue of reserving space for a future elementary school has returned.  The White Flint Sector Plan calls for 3.6 acres just south of White Flint Mall to be held for this purpose.  Presently, the site is a surface parking lot.

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