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APS Redistricting: Before New Schools Construction, Take Stock Of Existing Facilities

One Old Fourth Ward parent's take on possible solutions to overcrowding and under-utilized schools.

In the redistricting plans Atlanta Public Schools parents are currently reviewing, the two options call for the consolidation of Cook Elementary in the Capitol Gateway neighborhood and Hope-Hill Elementary in Old Fourth Ward.

The combined student body would attend one campus and the other would close.

Old Fourth Ward resident Priscilla Borders says shuttering Hope-Hill would leave the neighborhood with three closed schools all within a short walk of one another — Hope-Hill, the former Walden Middle School and former Howard High School.

In this Patch Voices editorial, she explains some alternative solutions and uses APS should consider.

Nick February 02, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Well-done, Peralte!
SimplyMzG February 04, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Well said!

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