Atlanta Board To Consider Plan To Close Schools

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Photo from Jean Ross WAOK-AM

Photo from Jean Ross WAOK-AM

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – The Atlanta school board is set to decide Tuesday whether to approve or reject a plan to close schools as part of a massive redistricting plan.

Superintendent Errol Davis’ final redistricting proposal was revealed on the school district’s website Tuesday morning.

The final proposal recommends closing several schools, including D.H. Stanton and Towns elementary schools. Parents of students at those schools have protested the plans, saying the district should consider other options as it redraws boundaries.

The proposal is the first citywide school redistricting effort in nearly a decade. The school district is trying to balance enrollment between schools that are as little as 20 percent full and others that are overcrowded.

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