Superintendent Will Recommend Closing 13 Schools

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-Atlanta School Superintendent Erroll Davis has revealed his preliminary recommendation for redistricting the school system. Davis wants to close 13 schools and redraw school attendance zones across the district. According to the AJC, Davis said the plan — which he submits to the Atlanta School Board later today — will create 10 school clusters and a system allowing elementary schools to feed into designated middle schools. The middle schools would then feed into specific high schools. The sweeping changes, posted to the school system web site late Sunday night, are needed because the district currently has seats for 60,000 students, but only 47,000 in attendance, Davis said. Slated for closing under his proposal are:

Parks Middle School

Capitol View Elementary School

Thomas Heights Elementary School

Boyd Elementary School

F.L. Stanton Elementary School

White Elementary School

Fain Elementary School

Cook Elementary School

Coan Middle School

East Lake Elementary School  

Humphries Elementary School

Kennedy Middle School

Herndon Elementary School

A map of the boundaries for the clusters is due out by Friday. Davis presents his recommendation to the board today, but final adoption of a plan is not due until April, after more public hearings. The schedule of public hearings is included in an earlier post here.

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