Redistricting for 2009-2010

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					Redistricting for 2009-2010
     Process, Timeline and Tools
                                   Updated 2/13/08
Presentation Outline
• Goal of Redistricting:
   – Opening 5 new schools in 2009
   – Sustain lines for 2009-10
• Items:
   – Redistricting committee
        • The purpose of the committee is to develop district
          line drafts based on data and community input.
          The committee understands that the Board of
          Education reviews their work and approves the
          district lines.
   –   Timeline
   –   Guidelines
   –   Informational tools
   –   Engagement tools
Committee Members

•   Joey Pirkle            FCS, Facilitator
•   Garry Puetz            FCS, Transportation
•   Bryan Carlisle         FCS, GIS
•   Tim Amerson            FCS, Planning
•   Kathie Braswell        Elementary Principal
•   Lynne Castleberry      Elementary Principal
•   Jeff Hunt              Middle School Principal
•   Rudy Hampton           High School Principal
•   Gary Davison           High School Principal
•   10 Community Members   2 from each BOE District
    Modified Timeline
• Present proposed timeline to BOE      11/08/07
• BOE approves process                  11/15/07
• Obtain list of committee volunteers   11/16-
                                        11/30/07
• BOE selects committee members         12/13/07
• Send letters to committee members     12/14/07
• Hold committee meetings               01/28, 02/11,
                                        02/18, 03/3
                                        and 04/01
•   Principal meeting                   02/06
•   Post first draft of lines           02/20 @10am
•   Receive community input             02/20-28
•   Post second draft                   03/5 @10 am
•   Receive community input             03/5-03/30
   Modified Timeline (cont.)
• Hold LSC cluster meetings*            03/11-13
   – ES Group 1                         03/11 @9:30-11:30 am
      • Chattahoochee, Chestatee,
        Coal Mtn., Matt & Silver City
   – ES Group 2                         03/11 @1-3 pm
      • Cumming, Daves Cr., Midway,
        Sawnee & Vickery Creek
   – ES Group 3                         03/12 @9:30-11:30 am
      • Big Creek, Johns Creek,
        Mashburn, Settles Br., Sharon
        & Shiloh Pt.
   – Middle                             03/12@1-3 pm
   – High                               03/13 @1-3 pm
                                             *Meetings held at the BOE.
    Modified Timeline (cont.)
•   Deadline for LSC input          03/28
•   Post third (final draft)        04/03 @10am
•   Present final draft to BOE      04/17
•   Hold BOE public forums (7 pm)   04/22 @7pm
                                    Central HS
                                    04/29 @7pm
                                    South High
• BOE discusses draft               05/8
• BOE approval of lines             05/15
• Final lines posted                05/19 @10am
Approved Guidelines
1. Neighborhoods will NOT be moved in intervals less
   than two years.

2. Students at the highest grade at each school
   affected by redistricting will be given the option of
   staying at that site. This will NOT extend to siblings
   and NO transportation will be provided. The deadline
   for requesting Out of District for such students is
   February, 2009.

3. Lambert H.S. will open with NO option for remaining
   at current school unless enrolled in a program not
   offered at the new school.
Approved Informational Tools
• Redistricting page on web (created 9/13/07)
   – will include process, timeline, FAQ’s, feedback
      forms, video & drafts of maps
• Written communication
   – FCS and School websites
   – Local media
   – Drafts of maps in schools with directions for
      feedback
   – School and system newsletters
   – Letters to parents regarding final lines
• Informational video
   – Linked from FCS website to Cumming Home,
      shown on FCS podcast, Comcast 23 and in
      schools, parent groups, LCSs and forums
Approved Engagement Tools
• Opportunities for feedback
   – Voice mail box at central office and web form
   – Meetings
      • Redistricting committee
      • Principal led staff and parent meetings
      • LSC Cluster Meetings
      • 2 Community Forums for public input

				
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