At the Sept. 18 Board of Education meeting, a proposed redistricting plan was presented to bring all Oconee County elementary schools within building capacity. The district is preparing to open Dove Creek Elementary School in Fall 2018, and is seeking community feedback on its redistricting plan.
“Over the last several years, our district has seen tremendous growth because of the incredible work of our teachers, support staff and administrators, parents, students, and community,” said Superintendent Jason Branch. “We are very blessed to be a part of the #1 school district in the state, which is also the #1 fastest growing system in Northeast Georgia with 3,500 or more students. With 15.4% growth since 2013 and two of our elementary schools over building capacity, we look forward to opening Dove Creek Elementary School this fall.”
More information is available on the district’s web site at: www.oconeeschools.org/redistricting. On this site are current and proposed zoning maps, a link to a feedback form, and a street index. Of note on the street index:
- All streets west of Highway 78 are rezoned for Dove Creek Elementary School. They are not included on the list since it includes all streets in that area. and can be viewed on the proposed map.
- The street index includes only streets proposed for redistricting from Malcom Bridge Elementary School to Rocky Branch Elementary School.
In the current proposal, rising 5th graders who are in areas proposed for rezoning will be able to remain at their current schools with parent-provided transportation.
In addition, the Board of Education invites the community to a Listening Session on the proposed redistricting plan Tuesday, October 10 at 6 p.m. at North Oconee High School.
“We appreciate the continued support of our community, and look forward to receiving their feedback,” said Branch.
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