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APS Superintendent To Meet With District 1 Parents

Davis will field questions about Cook Elementary School's repurposing.

by Patch Staff

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. is holding a community meeting with parents July 12 at in Grant Park.

The 6 p.m. meeting at 685 Mercer St. SE is being hosted by APS Board of Education board member Brenda J. Muhammad, whose District 1 includes some of the neighborhoods that feed into Grant Park's .

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how to repurpose the now-closed Cook Elementary School in Capitol Gateway.

The board of education — including Cook — earlier this year in an effort to redraw school attendance zones and make the best use of buildings across the district.

Parents at Wesley International Academy in Custer/McDonough/Guice , which they said would give APS $875,000 a year in rent — money that could be used to bolster academic programs.

Another plan — now nixed — called for Cook to be repurposed as . Davis scrapped that idea following a vehement opposition and to give parents more time to discuss alternatives for Inman's middle school expansion.

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