Elementary redistricting meeting postponed

Mon, 10/15/2007 - 8:00pm
By: John Munford

Tuesday's meeting of the elementary school redistricting committee has been postponed.

Assistant School Superintendent Sam Sweat told the Fayette County Board of Education that there was not enough time between last Thursday's meeting and Tuesday for consultant Kelley Carey to prepare new figures for the committee.

The committee now plans to meet Monday, Oct. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 25.

The committee ultimately will present several redistricting options to the school board, perhaps as early as Oct. 29. Though Sweat initially recommended the presentation be just to the school board, several board members noted a larger venue might be needed because of the public interest in the new maps.

After the initial presentation to the board, there will be at least two workshops on the matter before a potential vote to adopt a redistricting plan.

Sweat said the goal is to create a plan that will last five years. The committee has previously discussed the possibility of closing East Fayette Elementary in the same year that the school system will open Inman Elementary.

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