ATLANTA -- School Superintendent Erroll Davis is giving his recommendation for redistricting for the coming school year. He is recommending the district go to a "cluster" system and close 13 schools. Davis cites lower than expected enrollment across the board and says the district must operate more efficiently.
In the report, Davis said: "Although APS traditional schools serve 47,000 students, we have seats for 60,000 students. Heating, cooling and lighting 13,000 empty seats is expensive."
Davis will present his proposal to the school board Monday. The board votes on a final redistricting plan April 10. To read the plan in its entirety, visit the APS website.
The 13 schools slated for closure are: