CAMBRIDGE — The first public hearing for the upcoming Dorchester County Board of Education school redistricting was set to begin Wednesday, June 2, in Linkwood, after press time.

The hearings are underway for redistricting some Dorchester County Public Schools students into different schools.

Two of the four hearings remain, including the next scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, at the Recreation and Parks building on Leonards Lane in Cambridge.

The fourth and final hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, at Choptank Elementary.

According to Dorchester County Public Schools Superintendent Dave Bromwell, the elementary and secondary boundaries in the “north” area of the county are not identical, which causes disruptions as students transition from fifth grade to middle school.

In the Cambridge or “south” area, the current district map makes one elementary school overpopulated and another underpopulated, Bromwell said. Additionally, the boundaries are not geographically clear, leading to confusion for parents.

In addition to Linkwood, another hearing was scheduled for Thursday, June 3, at Warwick Elementary School.

In addition to the four public hearings, families of students and members of the community can comment on the DCPS Redistricting Plan Public Comment Form online at

Mike Detmer is a staff writer for the Dorchester Star and Star Democrat based in Maryland. You can reach him at

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