Albemarle County School Board Approves Superintendent’s Redistricting Recommendation

Albemarle County School Board Approves Superintendent’s Redistricting Recommendation


(ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia)—At its meeting on Thursday, March 14, the Albemarle County School Board unanimously approved the redistricting recommendation made by Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matthew Haas, at the board meeting on February 22. The approved recommendation, which seeks to address enrollment issues at several elementary schools in the northern part of Albemarle County, includes the following boundary changes:

  • Move students in the Cascadia and Riverview areas from Stone-Robinson Elementary School to Stony Point Elementary School;
  • Move students in the Minor Ridge, Branchlands, and Pine Haven areas from Woodbrook Elementary School to Agnor-Hurt Elementary School; and
  • Move students in the Timberwood Boulevard, Abington, and Monocan Lane areas from Baker-Butler Elementary School to Hollymead Elementary School.

The approved recommendation also includes selecting proffered land in the North Pointe Development on 29 North, north of Proffit Road, as the site for the new northern feeder pattern elementary school scheduled to open in the 2029-30 school year.

The boundary changes, which will go into effect at the beginning of the 2024-25 school year, also include a legacy clause that provides an option for rising fifth-grade students and their siblings to remain at their current school for one year. Families impacted by the board’s decision will be notified as quickly as possible.

“I fully and urgently endorse the recommendation brought to us by Dr. Haas,” School Board Chair Judy Le said at Thursday’s meeting. “There is no reason that Stony Point should continue to struggle with staffing because of its size, and there is no reason Baker-Butler should continue to burst at the seams. The recommendation brought to us by Dr. Haas is the most equitable way to do what we need to do.”

The recommendation approved by the board is the product of the 2023-24 Redistricting Advisory Committee, which held seven public committee meetings between October 2023 and February 2024, hosted community meetings over the course of two weeks in January, and conducted a community survey in February. In addition to reviewing the work of the committee, the school board hosted their own public hearing on the recommendation on March 14, prior to making their decision.

“I want to again emphasize our appreciation for the work of the Redistricting Advisory Committee,” Haas said. “Community members and staff experts spent upwards of 100 hours working together to identify solutions that benefit all of our students and have succeeded in meeting the study objectives set before them by our school board.”

To see maps of the approved changes and to view all committee materials, please visit the Redistricting Advisory Committee 2023-24 web page at

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