APS Redistricting: Grady Cluster Parents Meet with APS Admins

Parents ask for projection numbers, voice concerns about latest proposal

Atlanta Public Schools administrators met with parents from the Grady High School cluster Saturday afternoon to talk about the latest proposal to redraw school attendance zones.

The plan on the table rezones Kirkwood and East Lake students from the Grady cluster to the Jackson High School cluster.

Among many questions and comments, parents Saturday afternoon asked Stephen Alford, the director of communications for the district, to release projection numbers for the latest proposal.

The latest plan also includes a grade six academy for at Coan, but district officials said the plan is being reworked.

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Mash March 18, 2012 at 06:04 PM
The APS message to the neighborhoods of Edgewood/Kirkwood/East Lake was that it was of the upmost importance to save the $500K in operating costs to keep Coan open. Question: if a school system is willing to go to great lengths to save a mere $500K, how can they justify spending any money on to operate a 6th grade academy, much less the millions it will cost to build new or renovate an existing structure for such use? It is not a consistent message. Fully utilizing Coan is the only solution that makes sense. Mary Lin is geographically closer to Coan than to Inman. shifting ML to Coan relieves the overcrowding at Inman, maximizes the use of Coan, and provides significant cost savings to the tax payers of Atlanta. Mary Lin to Coan is the only solution that makes sense for all of Atlanta


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