Redistricting 2020

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    Fulton County Schools is hosting online community forums – December 7, January 11 and January 25 – to share a proposal for creating two kindergarten through eighth grade (K-8) campuses and to collect input. Each forum will be hosted between 6-8 p.m. using Microsoft Teams, with the meeting links available through the district’s website

    The proposed plan calls for Conley Hills Elementary School and Hapeville Elementary School, both in the Tri-Cities High School cluster, to become kindergarten through eighth grade schools. The existing Conley Hills is slated for replacement, and under the proposal, it would be closed and nearby Paul D. West Middle School would become the site of the replacement Conley Hills K-8 school. The middle school campus is located less than a mile from Conley Hills, and due to multiple factors, it became a natural fit to house the new K-8 model and replacement school. Extensive renovation, reconfiguration and construction would occur to deliver the replacement school facility, support the K-8 curriculum and the addition of younger grades.

    Hapeville Elementary School, which originally opened as a high school, also was selected for the K-8 model and would receive students in grades 6-8 from nearby middle schools. It also would undergo renovation to support the different grade levels being added. 

    The online community meetings also will gather information for drawing potential attendance boundaries to fill the Conley Hills and Hapeville campuses and balance the enrollments of surrounding schools, should the K-8 model be adopted. Those primarily impacted would be Conley Hills Elementary School, Hapeville Elementary School and Paul D. West Middle School, but other schools in the area may be impacted by shifting enrollments and feeder pattern changes. 

    About the redistricting process- staff seeks community input

    Each time a redistricting effort is under way, the school system holds three rounds of meetings to gather information needed to draft a redistricting proposal that best meets the community's needs. Fulton uses a unique process that encourages public discussion before developing a proposal. This allows the community to have maximum input on how the proposed attendance lines are created.

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    Timeline for Redistricting Process

    Meetings will be held via Teams Meeting (link will be available here on the meeting day) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

    • Round One -December 7, 2020
      • School system staff outlined the redistricting process and established ground rules for facilitated small-group input sessions.
      • Participants moved to small-group sessions and gave input related to the redistricting criteria.
      • Staff reviewed public comments and applied Board-approved redistricting criteria to develop alternative attendance zone plans prior to the next community forum
    • Round Two - January 11, 2021
      • Staff presented alternative proposals for new attendance zones.
      • Community members offered comments on strengths and weaknesses of each plan in facilitated small-group discussions.
      • Prior to the next community forum, staff condensed the number of attendance zone alternatives based on public input.
    • Round Three - January 25, 2021
      • Community members reviewed and provided input on revised attendance zone draft plans in facilitated small-group discussions.
      • Staff used comments to develop a final attendance zone recommendation for Board consideration.

     


    COMMENTS

    The planning office does encourage public input regarding new school attendance zones. Input is gathered during the community meeting process. Please send additional comments via mail and email to:

    Operational Planning

    6201 Powers Ferry Road NW

    Atlanta, GA 30339

    Email: planning@fultonschools.org

    470-254-5540