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Cook Elementary School Repurposing Meeting Set for Thursday

District 1 board of education representative Brenda Muhammad to host meeting

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll B. Davis and board of education representative Brenda Muhammad will meet with the community Thursday night to discuss how to repurpose the shuttered Cook Elementary School.

The board of education — including Cook — earlier this year in an effort to redraw school attendance zones and make the best use of buildings across the district.

Davis and Muhammad will field questions from the District 1 community about plans for the shuttered elementary school on Memorial Drive.

Parents at Wesley International Academy in Custer/McDonough/Guice want to relocate to Cook, which they said would give APS $875,000 a year in rent — money that could be used to bolster academic programs.

Plans for the campus , but Davis tabled that plan to give parents more time to discuss options for middle school expansion.

Many residents in the Inman Middle School community vehemently opposed the plan and raised concerns about distance from the main Inman campus and impact on education.

The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at Parkside Elementary, 685 Mercer St. SE.

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