Report No. 11/12-4315 - Authorization to Modify Revised School Attendance Zone Boundaries for Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, BEST Academy at Ben S. Carson, Harper-Archer Middle School and Douglass High School (Final Approval)
The board should approve the revised boundary changes for Coretta Scott King, BEST Academy, Harper-Archer Middle and Douglass High Schools as a result of the board’s amendment to the superintendent’s Final Redistricting and School Closure Recommendation to exclude F.L. Stanton and Towns elementary schools from closure.
THE SUPERINTENDENT REPORTS:
Due to the board’s decision to amend the superintendent’s proposal (Report No. 11/12-4312 Authorization to Modify School Attendance Zone Boundaries for Coretta Scott King Women’s Leadership Academy, BEST Academy at Ben S. Carson, Harper-Archer Middle School and Douglass high School) to exclude F.L. Stanton and Towns elementary schools from closure as recommended, the district has modified the previously proposed attendance zone boundaries.
Students who reside in the revised attendance boundaries of Boyd, Scott, Grove Park/Woodson, and F.L. Stanton elementary schools will have priority to opt-in to attend the appropriate single-gender academy for grades 6 through 12. Students who choose not to opt-in will follow the Douglass High School cluster feeder pattern. Transportation will be provided for students in the priority enrollment area or to the traditional schools (Harper-Archer MS and Douglass HS.)
Students attending the single-gender schools who reside outside of the priority enrollment area will not receive transportation.
The board should accept the superintendent’s recommendation to change the boundary lines for F.L. Stanton and Towns elementary schools as a result of the board’s amendment to the Final Redistricting and School Closure Recommendation and the maps that represented the recommended school zone boundary changes. The board authorizes the superintendent to create the appropriate regulations and policies to facilitate this process.
To provide all students residing in the current attendance zone for the single-gender academies with the opportunity to opt-in to the single gender environment and citywide open enrollment for students who do not reside in the priority enrollment area.
Mikkal Hart Murunga
Executive Director of External Affiars
Erroll B. Davis, Jr.