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Gwinnett To Vote On Redistricting Tonight

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Gwinnett To Vote On Redistricting Tonight

The Gwinnett County School Board will take a final vote on a redistricting plan Thursday night. A new plan was proposed last week.

District officials published the new map on their website and said the changes came after feedback from parents about proposed attendance lines.

The new plan affects about 600 students in the Duluth and Peachtree Ridge clusters, school officials said. That total is about 100 less than the original plans.



PDF: Revised Gwinnett Redistricting Map


Parents were asked for their opinions at public meetings and in 1,400 input forms that were returned to school officials. School officials told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh that about 1,000 of the returned forms were against the proposal that led to the changes.

Parent Christy Epsy served on the boundary redistricting committee and told Kavanaugh that parents opposed the original plan for the Duluth cluster by about 10 to 1.

“They say to me that the community spoke together and I think they’re pretty clear,” Epsy said.

The schools involved in the final redistricting plan include Duluth and Peachtree Ridge high schools, Hull and Duluth middle schools and Mason, Chattahoochee, Chesney and Harris elementary schools.

The original proposal included students at Harris Elementary. The new plan keeps all students at Harris, but also adds some new students to the building.

“We can take some without uprooting this neighborhood,” said parent Marianna Anderson. Anderson¬ís child is in first grade at Harris Elementary.

The revised plan also shifts 280 students out of Mason Elementary.

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