Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. fielded questions Wednesday night from parents until the lights went out — literally.
Davis talked with parents and residents from the Grady and Jackson clusters for nearly four hours in an ongoing effort to meet with communities and talk about redrawing school attendance zones.
A power outage in the auditorium well into the three-hour mark of the meeting didn't stop Davis from answering every question from the audience.
Questions ranged from how he plans to address the overcrowding at to the merits of a grade six academy. Coan Middle and Cook Elementary parents, students and teachers urged Davis to avoid closing their schools.
The projection numbers for Davis’ initial recommendation to the board will be posted on the district website in the next few days, he said.
Parents and residents can continue to provide comments to APS through March 30.
His final recommendation to the board will be posted in early April. The board will vote on the issue on April 10.
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