Inman Park Neighborhood Association Position Statement:
Re: APS Rezoning Proposals
Inman Park supports the Superintendent’s recommendation for the following reasons:
- It keeps Inman Park in Mary Lin, Inman and Grady, and preserves our historic feeder pattern.
- It affords Mary Lin its expansion
- It creates a cluster focus
- Provides additional middle school seats for the Grady cluster
We strongly recommend a location for the proposed 6th grade seats within the Grady cluster geographic area and are happy to work together as a community to find a mutually agreeable alternative :
- Utilize temporary modular classroom space on the Inman Middle School property to facilitate the development of a permanent location.
- Permanent location possibilities might include:
- Expansion of the current Inman Middle School facility, or annex on an adjacent or nearby parcel
- Alternative site within the cluster for a new 6th grade facility, such as:
- rehabilitation of the David T Howard school
- construction of a new facility on a yet to be determined site
Inman Park strongly supports the following:
- Cluster Focus: Work together across neighborhoods and schools for a stronger, coherent Grady cluster consisting of the following feeder elementary schools: Morningside (in its current form), Springdale Park, Mary Lin, Hope-Hill and Centennial Place.
- Support the requirements of special needs and gifted students in any implementation plan.
- Eliminate administrative transfers to overcrowded schools.