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See New APS Redistricting Options

One plan includes building elementary school

From Patch Reports

The Atlanta public school system released its two redistricting options late Friday afternoon.

A series of public hearings will be held from Jan. 30-Feb. 2 at different locations throughout metro Atlanta, including Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 pm,

Both options would place separate middle schools at the present campus and the current North Atlanta campus, avoiding the possibility of a separate sixth grade academy at the Sutton site.

The idea of placing a separate ninth grade academy at the current Sutton site was apparently scrapped, with both options calling for the new North Atlanta High site to have 2,400 students.

Both options also called for to be rebuilt for 648 students and for an 176-seat expansion at . The two options would eventually build a new elementary east of I-75, north of I-85 and west of Ga. 400. Option A calls for the construction of a new Midtown middle school when the new North Atlanta middle school reaches capacity, but option B doesn't include the option for a new middle school.

The recommended North Atlanta Elementary School would pull students from E. Rivers, Garden Hills and Morningside Elementary to create a new school just North of I-85.

Only a small portion of students from each school would be moved.

The boundaries would include a large portion of the Lindridge Martin Manor neighborhood, a portion of Morningside and the southern portions of Lindbergh, Peachtree Hills and Brookwood Hills.

This proposal — option A — is one of two released on Friday by demographers hired by Atlanta Public Schools. Option B does not include the proposal for a new elementary school.

The school would be built when capacity is needed in 2015 or 2016, according to the proposal.

Though the proposal failed to clearly indicate which middle and high school the school would feed into, it seems the students would attend a new proposed Midtown Middle School and N. Atlanta High School.

Let us know in comments how the new redistricing options affect you and your neigbhorhood.

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