The Atlanta Board of Education will hold two public hearings on March 13, 2012, and March 21, 2012, during which officials from Atlanta Public Schools will discuss the proposed closure of Alonzo F. Herndon Elementary School. No vote will be taken at these public hearings.
Both hearings will start at 6:30 p.m. at Herndon Elementary, located at 350 Temple Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30314.
Students living in the Herndon zone will be reassigned to Bethune Elementary, a K–5 school. As a result of the proposed closure and reassignment, Bethune Elementary is expected to have an enrollment of approximately 540 students.
Atlanta Public Schools is in the process of determining the future use of the Herndon facility. Herndon may be used as a relocation site, administrative site or nontraditional learning center, or the school may be leased, sold or demolished.