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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Bethany Bend redistricting meetings.

By Accessmilton.com

Community meetings are set for March 16 and April 13 to address the redistricting process for the new high school being built on Bethany Bend. Each will be held at Alpharetta High School, located at 3595 Webb Bridge Road in Alpharetta, from 7-9 p.m.

There was a previous meeting Feb. 23 that was announced too late for the February's Milton E-Roundup Newsletter.

The as-yet unnamed high school is scheduled to open in August 2012. Existing attendance zones of other north Fulton high schools will be modified to create the new school's attendance zones. Parents, staff and community members are invited to give input on how the new boundary lines will be drawn.

Here is the format for the remaining two meetings:

Wednesday, March 16

  • Staff presents alternative proposals for 2010-11 attendance zones that were developed with established criteria and community input from the first forum.
  • Community members comment on strengths and weaknesses of each plan in facilitated small-group discussions.
  • Prior to the next community forum, staff condenses the number of attendance zone alternatives based on public input.

Wednesday, April 13

  • Community members review and provide input on revised attendance zone alternatives in facilitated small-group discussions.
  • Staff uses comments to develop final attendance zone options for Board consideration.

The Fulton County Board of Education is scheduled to vote on the new attendance zones in June 2011. Changes in attendance zones will go into effect when the new school opens in August 2012.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

MHS will be 85% Roswell and Alpharetta students and 15% Milton students after this go round. If you think your kids are going to go to Milton because you are closer to that school than the new one, you are crazy. Speak up now or forget about. It's our city, our community, our roads, our tax dollars that support these schools and the BOE, and we have NO say so in where our children attend. The meetings are there to make us feel as if we have input but at the end of the day they do what they want regardless.