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Old 07-17-2017, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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I think a public school could suit downtown but I don't see many families moving in Downtown or Midtown. Americans don't seem to see dense areas as safe for children.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I think a public school could suit downtown but I don't see many families moving in Downtown or Midtown. Americans don't seem to see dense areas as safe for children.
Downtown is already zoned for existing schools, most under enrolled. They can just adjust district lines to take advantage of existing capacity.
https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/...ions_16_17.pdf
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think a public school could suit downtown but I don't see many families moving in Downtown or Midtown. Americans don't seem to see dense areas as safe for children.
It's not a safety issue, it's an education quality issue. The highest performing public schools in CoA are mediocre at best. I don't make enough money to send a child to private school, but I'm also not going to pass the largest burden of living in town onto my children, either.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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This is really great news.

Another wonderful gift by philanthropist Jim Cummings.

And folks still fuss about Buckhead.

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Old 08-02-2017, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Downtown is already zoned for existing schools, most under enrolled. They can just adjust district lines to take advantage of existing capacity.
https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/...ions_16_17.pdf
I'm talking about an actual school building located in Downtown with an urban footprint, not children being zoned to schools outside Downtown. I know it's decades away but more families will be moving into the urban core and it would be cool to see a school where it's students can comfortably walk to school and interact with the community instead of being caged in.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I'm talking about an actual school building located in Downtown with an urban footprint, not children being zoned to schools outside Downtown. I know it's decades away but more families will be moving into the urban core and it would be cool to see a school where it's students can comfortably walk to school and interact with the community instead of being caged in.
Once the other schools reach capacity, then I can see APS spending that kind of money. But they just wasted $40M on Howard School when Jackson Cluster has the capacity to relieve Grady overcrowding. APS is just too scared of Mary Lin parents to do the right thing.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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I think they're renovating the Howard school to relieve Inman Middle overcrowding primarily, not Grady.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I think they're renovating the Howard school to relieve Inman Middle overcrowding primarily, not Grady.
Both of which could have been resolved without spending $40M, but redistricting Mary Lin or Hope-Hill for Jackson. Of course if Hope-Hill left Grady, they'd lose Title 1 funding.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:16 PM
 
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Both of which could have been resolved without spending $40M, but redistricting Mary Lin or Hope-Hill for Jackson. Of course if Hope-Hill left Grady, they'd lose Title 1 funding.
Yep. They could've redistricted Mary Lin to the Jackson Cluster and re-opened Coan Middle.
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