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Public Meetings Scheduled on School Redistricting

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ATLANTA (APS/WAOK)-Atlanta Public School Superintendent Erroll B. Davis has scheduled several demographic capacity study community meetings for mid-March in each of the four APS regional (School Reform Team or SRT) areas.  During the meetings, Davis is expected to present the district’s proposed redistricting plan that was developed based in part on community input obtained from the first two rounds of demographic capacity study community meetings held late last year and early this year. The community meetings followed a demographic survey launched in June, which allowed the public to provide input regarding the district’s student capacity situation.  Focus groups were held in each of the four SRTs on this subject last year.  The information has been available since last year on the district’s Web site. Following this round of community meetings, Davis will present his proposed redistricting plan to the Atlanta Board of Education for consideration.  Community input will also be part of the Board’s consideration of the proposed redistricting plan.  The Board is expected to consider the matter in the spring.

The schedule is as follows:

March 12  – School Reform Team 1 & 4NW Cluster (schools zoned to Douglass, Mays, Washington high schools and B.E.S.T. and Coretta Scott King academies) – Douglas High School, 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Dr., 30318

March 13 – School Reform Team 4 NE Cluster (schools zoned to North Atlanta High School) — North Atlanta High School, 2875 Northside Dr., 30305

March 21 – School Reform Team 3 Cluster (schools zoned to Grady and Jackson high schools) — Jackson High School, 801 Glenwood Ave., 30316

March 22 – School Reform Team 2 Cluster (schools zoned to South Atlanta and Carver high schools) – Carver High School, 55 McDonough Blvd., 30315

The times of all meetings are 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

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