Mon., March 5, 2012 12:00pm (EST)

13 Atlanta Schools Redistricting
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Thirteen Atlanta schools plan to close as part of the first citywide school redistricting effort. (photo courtesy Randen Pederson)
Thirteen Atlanta schools plan to close as part of the first citywide school redistricting effort. (photo courtesy Randen Pederson)
Atlanta's school superintendent has announced a plan to close 13 schools as part of the first citywide school redistricting effort in nearly a decade.

CBS Atlanta reports that Superintendent Erroll Davis is expected to present his school closing recommendations to the school board on Monday.

Davis says the plan would fill 7,500 empty seats and ease crowded conditions at other schools.

Some parents have expressed concerns about the effort to rezone students, saying they worry it will split communities and put students in danger because some would have to cross busy streets to get to school.

The school system is trying to balance enrollment between schools that are as little as 20 percent full and others that are crowded.

Link to school closing recommendations: http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/17077317/atlanta-school-superintendent-releases-closure-recommendations