Mon., April 2, 2012 9:35am (EDT)

Atlanta Plans To Close 10 Schools
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Atlanta Public Schools is trying to balance enrollment between schools that are as little as 20 percent full and others that are overcrowded. A new redistricting plan would close 10 schools and redraw boundaries across the district. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)
Atlanta Public Schools is trying to balance enrollment between schools that are as little as 20 percent full and others that are overcrowded. A new redistricting plan would close 10 schools and redraw boundaries across the district. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)
Atlanta Public Schools intends to close 10 schools as part of a massive plan to redraw boundaries for students.

The plan to close 10 schools is the system's final redistricting proposal. The proposal now goes to the school board for an April 10 vote.

Several schools were moved off an earlier closure list, while some new schools were added to the list. The district has decided to keep Coan Middle open after parents in the East Atlanta community protested.

The proposal is the first citywide school redistricting effort in nearly a decade. The school district is trying to balance enrollment between schools that are as little as 20 percent full and others that are overcrowded.