Atlanta Public Schools Redistricting

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Hold on to your hat Atlanta.  Things are about to get crazy.

On the heels of the cheating scandal that’s rocked the nation, City of Atlanta Public Schools announced earlier this week that they’ve begun to study citywide school redistricting.

Deep breaths.  Don’t get too crazy.  Yet.

From the horse’s mouth, here’s how APS introduced their initial report:

APS is in the beginning stages of an arduous undertaking and we need input from the community. No decisions have been made about the scenarios/options posted. In fact, the process will take place over the next few months and will conclude in March of next year.

See, everything is going to be ok!

Maybe, maybe not.  There’s no bigger NIMBY issue than schools, and the public hearings on this issue are going to be B-A-N-A-N-A-S.  I’m still pouring through the study maps and options- haven’t jumped to any conclusions yet, although it’s looking like some very familiar intown neighborhoods could potentially see some fairly dramatic changes.

Like I said, deep breaths people.  Deep breaths.

The Relevant Linkage

APS Demographic Study Home Page

APS Capacity Study (essential background information)

APS Scenarios and Options Summary (aka the meat and potatoes)

Option Maps (aka the meat and potatoes in color coded maps)

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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at ABCNews.com, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.