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Attendance Area Committee (AAC) Process

When redistricting is planned, the attendance areas adjustment process for the HCPSS begins in the spring with Spring Regional Meetings and acceptance of applications for the Attendance Area Committee (AAC).

The AAC reviews and comments on the attendance area plans. The AAC also reviews and comments on the current capacity needs in conjunction with anticipated redistricting. The AAC’s input is taken into consideration when developing the Superintendent’s Attendance Area Adjustment Recommendation.


The purpose of the Attendance Area Committee (AAC) is to develop and evaluate potential school redistricting plans to advise the Superintendent.

The AAC is comprised of no more than 15 members, and may include residents from each of Howard County Public School’s planning areas and one student representative. A staff member from the Office of School Planning facilitates the AAC process.

Committee Membership

Applications to be on the committee are accepted every spring.

The application deadline for the 2017 Attendance Area Committee was Friday, April 28, 2017. Members are appointed by the Superintendent to provide advice and comment during the planning phase regarding redistricting recommendations being developed by staff.


An interview process is used to recommend members to the Superintendent for consideration as members of the AAC. Members must be Howard County residents.

Time Commitment

Committee members are asked to volunteer their time by attending approximately 6-10 evening meetings. If redistricting is deferred, the pool of citizens who have expressed interest will be retained for the following year.

AAC Meeting Archive