Atlanta School Board Gets An Earful From Community

Patch was on the scene with live coverage of Monday night's APS community meeting.

Dozens of people spoke at Monday night's Atlanta public schools board of education community meeting.

, which originally was set for 60 minutes, lasted for more than two hours, as more than 50 people spoke before the board on a variety of issues.

Most of the evening's comments were focused on the .

Janita Poe January 10, 2012 at 09:34 AM
Thank you, Evelyn! Sorry we didn't get to chat last night!
Jason B. Allen January 10, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Thanks again for this live feed. I still challenge more parents,church leaders & business owners on the SW & SE Atlanta side of APS to get more involved in these meetings. What's going on effects our children which effect all communities.
Charles Lawrence January 10, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Those meeting are GREAT !!!!....but what we should not forget to do is to VOTE VOTE and VOTE because that's when the members really hear you !!!! .......I can remember years ago when one of the STATE REPRESENTATIVES blocked the Driveway at BROWN MIddle School. When she came out to move her car I jokely said to that we wont vote for her and HER REACTION immediately was oh no DONT DO THAT !.........ANOTHER BRIEF STORY : When I was at HOWARD during my undergrad days the Mayor at the time was MARION BARRY . While he was speaking at the school one of the students asked why were the CARS being BOOTED on our campus. HIS ANSWER WAS : We have a list of who VOTES and HOWARD students do not VOTE !..IN OTHER WORDS IF YOU DO NOT VOTE YOU GET NO ACTION ! SO LETS go to the MEETING but PLEASE DONT FORGET TO VOTE AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME .
Suavez January 11, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Ponce needs to be the dividing line. North of Ponce goes to Spark,Inman and Grady. South of Ponce (Sop) goes somewhere else.
SM January 11, 2012 at 04:32 AM
This article is an excellent example of school systems can use innovation and specialty schools to create high performing diverse schools and avoid the contention of redistricting. I hope APS considers this model in the future: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/2011/12/29/gIQAUIVHZP_story_1.html


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