Public hearings scheduled for schools slated for closure under the district’s proposed preliminary redistricting and closure plan

ATLANTA – APS has scheduled a series of public meetings for schools slated for potential closure under Superintendent Erroll B. Davis’ preliminary proposed redistricting and closure recommendations.  Two public hearings are scheduled for each school identified for potential closure under the preliminary plan.

The public hearings schedule is as follows:

Alonzo Franklin Herndon Elementary School – Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 21. Both meetings start at   6:30 p.m.

Capitol View Elementary School – Wednesday, March 14 and Monday, March 26. Both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

William M. Boyd Elementary School – Wednesday, March 14 and Friday, March 16. Both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

Ed S. Cook Elementary School — Thursday, March 15 and Monday, March 19. Both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

Sammye E. Coan Middle School – Friday, March 16 and Friday, March 23. Both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

Joseph W. Humphries Elementary School – Friday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 28. Both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

East Lake Elementary School – Saturday, March 17 at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Walter Leonard Parks Middle School – Monday, March 19 and Friday, March 30. Both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

Joseph Fitzgerald Kennedy Middle School – Thursday, March 15 and Thursday, March 22. Both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

Frank Libby Stanton – Monday, March 26 and Friday, March 30. Both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

Walter Francis White Elementary School – Monday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 28. Both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

Thomasville Heights Elementary School – Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Margaret Fain Elementary School – Friday, March 23 and Thursday, March 29.  Both meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of the school closure hearingss is for district officials to provide information about the closure process and to respond to questions. These hearings are in addition to the public meetings scheduled on Davis’ proposed preliminary redistricting and closure recommendations, which are scheduled for March 12 through the 22 in each of the four APS regional areas.

The superintendent’s proposed preliminary redistricting plan is scheduled to be submitted to the Atlanta Board of Education for approval in April.

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  1. @Tracie – schools were not chosen based on their involvement or status in the CRCT investigation.
    @Carrie – Thanks for your input. Race was not a factor in any of the decisions made.

  2. John F. Kennedy Middle School meets your criteria and values for having a middle school within walking distance from an Elementary School. We need the APS to give John F Kennedy and Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary Schools the proper financial resources they need to educate our children properly.

    The Superintendent is attempting to trade quality in education for quantity in school buildings. His recommendations do not meet the test for savings. His recommendations are only a disguise for building new schools up in white communities while justifying closing of schools in all black communities to save money.

    This is absolutely a look into the window of the past where blacks had to pay for the prosperity of whites. This is unacceptable. We need a new Superintendent who is not a pawn for the interest of white folk in Atlanta as well as one who is not detached from the people that he is hired to serve.

    Keep John F. Kennedy Middle School open.

  3. John F. Kennedy Middle School was not found to be involved in the CRCT cheating scandal that took place so why is it that Parks Middle School the school that actually cheated on the test and had teachers fired because of the cheating you want to keep open but you want Kennedy to close I don’t see any justification behind that. Kennedy Middle School is on the rise for bigger and better things. You want to send our kids to a school that has over 600 kids and the school can only hold a little bit over 800 with their kids and our kids the school will be overflowing. Brown Middle School has gang affiliation in it we don’t want our kids involved in that they have enough to deal with. As PTA president here at Kennedy I think it is my duty to make sure our kids are safe at all times sending them out their community would be insane and all for a career academy to be held in their building which could be held at local high schools is absurd. it was said that there will be no school close that kids can walk to but instead you trying to close us down and send our kids across town if they miss the school bus then what we will do whatever we have to keep our school open I’m a certified Medical Assistant I have to volunteer to come up and serve as a nurse because you say we don’t qualify for one then that’s what I will do. With that being said reconsider closing Kennedy Middle School.

  4. Frank L.Stanton needs to remain open!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE

  5. Kennedy MS is named John Fitzgerald Kennedy Middle School. Not Joseph.

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