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Atlanta Public Schools Demographic Study Meetings

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The next round of Demographic Community Meetings have been scheduled.  Demographers will present new options and maps to the public and request input.  Please see the list below for dates and locations:

 

?—?       Jan. 30: SRT 3 – meeting for schools feeding into Grady and Jackson high schools takes place at Jackson HS
 
?—?       Jan. 31: SRT 1 and SRT 4-N.W. – meeting for the schools feeding into Mays, Therrell, Washington and Douglass high schools takes place at Young MS
 
?—?       Feb. 1: SRT 4 N.E. – North Atlanta HS cluster meeting takes place at North Atlanta HS
 
?—?       Feb. 2: SRT 2 – meeting for the schools feeding into Carver and South Atlanta high schools takes place at Price MS.

 

All meetings begin at 6:30pm.

 

CLICK HERE for the latest Demographic Study updates or cut and paste http://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/413 into your browser.

 

 

During the meetings, new proposed scenarios will be presented that incorporate community input obtained over the past several months from throughout the district. The original scenarios were intended as a starting point to provide parents and community members examples of redistricting proposals to elicit comment and recommendations.

 

Independent demographers will conduct the meetings and explain the new scenarios, after which they will again solicit community input that will be considered for the next set of scenarios. The new scenarios will be available on the district Web site (www.atlantapublicschools.us) under Demographic Study.

 

The first round of community meetings was held November 28 through December 1, 2011. The community input obtained during those meetings and afterwards was included in new scenarios that will be posted on the district Web site prior to the next round of community meetings. The community meetings follow a demographic survey launched in June, which allowed the public to provide input regarding the district’s student capacity situation. Focus groups were held in each of the four SRTs on this subject last year. The information has been available since last year on the district’s Web site.

Following the next round of community meetings, Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. will develop new scenarios based on community input to present to the Atlanta Board of Education for consideration. Community input will also be part of the Board’s consideration of Davis’ proposed scenarios. The Board is expected to consider the matter in the spring.

“From the beginning, our goal has been to make this process transparent with input from parents and the community,” said Davis. “The opportunity for public input will continue up to the point when the Atlanta Board of Education approves a redistricting plan for implementation beginning the next school year.”

 

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