Property Development and School Capacity Under Consideration by Anne Arundel County Council

The Anne Arundel County Council votes tomorrow on when to open schools to more students, and the process for approving development that increases enrollment. 

As reported by the Baltimore Sun, three bills that aim to alter the way housing developments are halted based on school capacity will be up for a vote at Monday’s Anne Arundel County Council meeting Monday.

One would adopt a current school utilization chart, which determines which facilities are considered open or closed to additional enrollment. Council members said they expected that to pass.

But two councilmen are also angling to change the process and criteria that determines if a school has enough room to accept more students.

One bill, sponsored by Council Chairman Jerry Walker, R-Crofton, would allow a school’s status to be changed without the formal adoption of a chart. That way, developers could proceed with projects without waiting for council approval.

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Another bill, sponsored by Councilman John Grasso, R-Glen Burnie, would set state-rated capacity at 95 percent or less after the panel discovered a school’s status can be listed as open even when there are no seats available.

For more information, see the full story from the Baltimore Sun.