The entire Pine Hills neighborhood would attend under the final redistricting recommendation posted by APS School Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. late Saturday night.
"All of Pine Hills will be zoned to Smith, in order to relieve overcrowding at Garden Hills," Davis said. Pine Hills for years has been split between and Smith.
The rest of Davis' final recommendations for Buckhead schools essentially remain the same as his preliminary plan, with his call remaining for the present site to eventually be "repurposed" as a sixth grade academy.
That would occur after students are moved to the present Sutton site in the fall of 2013 for 18 months and full middle school capacity is reached at the present site, the superintendent said.
A group of Buckhead residents want the eventual establishment of two separate middle schools, one at Sutton and one at North Atlanta, instead of the sixth grade academy plan.
Davis said the APS will continue to monitor and Garden Hills for temporary overcrowding measures, if necessary, the proposal said.
The APS announcement of his plan said that the recommendation will be Davis' final one to be submitted to the Atlanta Board of Education on April 10.
"However, the superintendent reserves the right to modify the final recommendation, if new, compelling information and/or data are received before the April 10 board meeting," the announcement says.
Outside of Buckhead, Davis calls for the closure of 10 schools, not the 13 he had previously recommended.
The April 10 Board of Education Meeting will be held at