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Inman Middle Overcrowding Task Force To Meet Oct. 30

Group expected to give final recommendations on relieving overcrowding at Inman Middle School soon.

A task force charged with coming up with recommendations to relieve overcrowding at Inman Middle School is expected to give their recommendations to Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. soon.

Davis, speaking to a group of parents in the Grady High cluster of schools, made his remarks last week at a meeting of the Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools.

The task force, which is scheduled to meet for the eighth time Oct. 30, is looking at several alternatives such as a standalone sixth grade or eighth grade academy to relieve Inman Middle's capacity issues.

This school year, Inman Middle is projected to have 1,034 students, which is 118 percent of its capacity. By 2021, the school is expected to be at 158 percent of capacity.

Inman Middle attendance zone comprises of several neighborhoods, including Midtown, Inman Park, Candler Park, Old Fourth Ward, Lake Claire, Virginia-Highland and Morningside.

The task force also is looking at potential sites to house a single-grade academy, the superintendent said.

What's your preference in terms of the proposed academy? Where should it go? Should APS construct a new building or repurpose an existing property owned by the district? Tell us in our comments section below.

MDR October 30, 2012 at 01:37 AM
APS should purchase the YWCA building on highland and make it a sixth grade academy; keeps the kids in the neighborhood within close proximity of the main campus.

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