The Board of Education had no qualms Wednesday with a plan to phase out the first and second grades of the elementary magnet program over the next three years.
Frederick County Public Schools will begin phasing out the primary
grade magnet classes beginning in the 2013-14 school year: Kindergarten students
will not be screened to enter first-grade magnet classes. With no students then
prepared to enter second-grade magnet classes in the 2014-15 school year, the
second-grade magnet program will be eliminated.
No changes will be made to
the magnet program for the 2012-13 school year, and no students already in the
magnet program will be sent back to their home school, according to school