Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Roswell parents protest school redistricting.
ROSWELL, Ga. -- Parents from the Edenwilde subdivision in Roswell let their windows and wheels to do the talking during a protest of the Fulton County Schools redistricting plan.
They gathered early Wednesday for a caravan to Milton High School.
"We're worried about safety and time traveled to school," said parent Krista Elema. "We're worried inexperienced drivers on the road."
Edenwilde sits in the city of Roswell, so the children attend Roswell High School and its feeder schools.
But Fulton County school officials are considering moving almost 500 students from Roswell to Milton High School to relieve overcrowding and fill the seats in a new high school that's now under construction.
Edenwilde parents took the streets to try to prove Crabapple Road, which leads to Milton, can't handle anymore traffic.
"It was worse than I thought it would be," said parent Kimberly Miller. "It's going to get worse. We were 50 cars or so, and it took us 30 minutes to go 2 miles."
Fulton County school officials have their own take on the traffic.
They believe redistricting will have no impact because when they add students to Milton High School, they'll take away students, sending them to the new school that will open in August of 2012.
The board will talk about the plan next week and vote on it next month.
Roswell Mayor Jere Wood plans to speak out against the redistricting plan during next week's school board meeting.
He'll urge the board to keep students together who live within the city limits.
Posted by Accessmilton Admin at Wednesday, May 04, 2011