OK, I know I can bloody well look on a map as well as anyone, but I have to wonder what the easternmost school located in Howard County is. For the life of me, I can't think of any county schools located east of US Route 1. And I'm not looking at a map because, well, I'm lazy.
Well, that's about to change. At least in a couple years. First is the new elementary school in Elkridge on Ducketts Lane. Then, there's going to be a new middle school in the county in 2014 on Coca-Cola Drive, as reported in this article by the totally wonderful (yes, I'm sucking up to her again) Sara Toth.
So there does seem to be a bit of illogic why that site was recently rejected as a location for an elementary school, but yet is okey-dokey for a middle school. The county cites timing as the deciding factor, in that the need for the new middle school is pressing. I still have concerns though, about what will happen should the new CSX transfer facility be sited at the location near the school site. After all, the proximity of the proposed CSX site was the reason why the location of the elementary school was moved.
Perhaps the bigger question then is: why was the elementary school location moved from the Coca-Cola Drive site to the Ducketts Lane site at all?