Atlanta school chief Erroll Davis is recommending 13 schools close and new attendance lines be drawn across the district.
While the names of the 13 schools have been released, the new attendance lines/feeder systems have not. (You can read the AJC news story here.)
If you remember, DeKalb started with a plan to shutter 14 schools, but the public outcry pared the list down to eight schools. I wonder if the same retreat will occur in Atlanta if enough parents rise up in protest.
Thus far, the most attention has been to the proposed redrawing of attendance lines in those APS neighborhoods where the elementary schools have become community focal points. But there are several beloved neighborhood schools on this closing list, so I suspect parents will be upset and will seek a reconsideration.
Davis wants 10 school clusters, but those boundary lines – which parents are anxious to see – will be released later this week.
The APS board meets today and Davis will present his school closing recommendations. (Note that a few of these schools had the most serious allegations of cheating.)
The 14 schools are:
Parks Middle School
Capitol View Elementary School
Thomasville 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
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog