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Inman Middle to Receive Portable Classrooms

Final proposal will be presented to the board of education on Tuesday

A grade six academy at Cook Elementary School is off the table — for now.

In his final proposal, Superintendent Erroll B. Davis said portable classrooms will be installed at for the 2012-2013 school year to address capacity issues.

He said this will give “time to plan for any needed transitions,” which parents from the Inman cluster have actively advocated for.

But the sixth grade academy for Inman Middle that was proposed to be built at Cook Elementary on Memorial Drive is still on the table for the future.

“Inman has the former Cook facility available to use as a sixth grade academy while the enrollment numbers are assessed and a long-term solution is developed and implemented,” Davis wrote in his final proposal.

Davis will formally present his plan to the board of education on Tuesday, April 10, at a meeting at Jackson High School.

The board is expected to vote on the plan during Tuesday’s session.

If you go: Atlanta Public Schools board of education meeting, Tuesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at Jackson High School, 801 Glenwood Ave. SE. Public comment begins at 6 p.m.

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Samuel Inman April 10, 2012 at 07:26 PM
While I support portables at Inman for just one year. The real solution to the overcrowding at both Inman Middle School and Grady High School is to rezone Mary LIn Elementary School to Coan Middle School and Jackson High School. I suspect this is the plan Superintendent Davis has up his sleeve and influenced his decision to keep Coan Middle School open. If I am right about this, then kudos to Mr. Davis.
No Thanks April 20, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Um, no thanks. You can keep them in the Grady Cluster.
Jena Anton April 20, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Portables are an eye-sore on our beautiful neighborhood, and a temporarily solution that often turns permanent. No thanks.

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