Superintendent Makes Redistricting Recommendation to School Board; Board to Hold Public Hearing on March 14

Superintendent Makes Redistricting Recommendation to School Board; Board to Hold Public Hearing on March 14


(ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia)—At its February 22, 2024, meeting, the Albemarle County School Board heard the recommendation of Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matthew Haas, regarding boundary changes for several Northern Feeder Pattern schools. The board will hold a public hearing to gather feedback on the recommended changes on Thursday, March 14, after which it will vote on the recommendation.

The scenarios presented to the board are the culmination of work of the Redistricting Advisory Committee 2023-24, which began meeting to discuss enrollment changes at several elementary schools in the northern part of Albemarle County in October of 2023. The committee was tasked with immediately relieving overcrowding issues at Baker-Butler Elementary School; decreasing enrollment at Woodbrook Elementary School; increasing enrollment at Stony Point Elementary School; and finalizing the location of the new Northern Feeder Pattern elementary school.

“We asked this committee to do something that is next to impossible: To thread the needle between where their heart lies as parents and neighbors and what is best for the students in the broader community,” Haas said. “This committee took the time to review every scenario presented to them, not only for immediate impacts on the school communities, but also for the impact each option may present five or 10 years into the future. We are so incredibly grateful to each member on this committee for their dedication to Albemarle County Public Schools.”

Ultimately, the committee recommended the following boundary changes to Dr. Haas, who then recommended the changes to the school board:

  • Stony Point A, which moves 42 students from the Cascadia and Riverview areas from Stone-Robinson Elementary to Stony Point Elementary.
  • Woodbrook/Agnor-Hurt A, which moves 59 students from the Minor Ridge, Branchlands, and Pine Haven areas from Woodbrook Elementary to Agnor-Hurt Elementary.
  • Baker-Butler/Hollymead 3, which moves 88 students from the Timberwood Boulevard, Abington, and Monocan Lane areas from Baker-Butler Elementary to Hollymead Elementary.

The committee also recommended North Pointe as the site for the new elementary school, which is scheduled to open in the 2029-30 school year.

The school board will hold a public hearing on these changes at its meeting on Thursday, March 14. Instructions for signing up for public comment can be found on the School Board web page.

Once a redistricting scenario is approved by the school board, attendance boundary changes will go into effect at the beginning of the 2024-25 school year. Affected students and their families will be notified of attendance changes in the spring of 2024.

For more information on the topic and to view all committee materials, please visit the Redistricting Advisory Committee 2023-24 web page at or email

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