Call To Action! Want to Maintain Quality Schools in APS?

Please complete the survey sent by Lake Claire Parents: "School Redistricting--Two IMMEDIATE Actions To Ensure Quality Schools for Lake Claire!"

Neighbors: You’re aware of all the discussion about school redistricting in APS.  Here are TWO quick and easy things you can do to help maintain quality schools for our neighborhood.  Even if you don't have school-age children and/or attend APS schools, you have a stake in this. Good schools have been a major part of making Lake Claire, Candler Park, and Inman Park the vital, thriving neighborhoods that they are. 

1.      Complete the APS survey BY FRIDAY, FEB 24 at http://www.survey2go.net/aps/?sidx=203. If you need more background, find the Lake Claire Neighbors position statement at http://www.lakeclaire.org/wpsite/resources/aps-redistricting-information/. Note that LCN supports Option A, and the statement details talking points about the options and our preferences going forward. Survey responses are permitted from EACH ADULT in the household.

2.      Sign the Renew Grady Cluster Petition ASAP at http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/renewedgradycluster. This is a cross-neighborhood grassroots effort. The approach presented is 90% consistent with the Lake Claire Neighbors principles.  It advocates for a defined Grady Cluster that includes Mary Lin and we think that's important.  Again, responses are permitted from EACH ADULT in the household.  In the notes section, please identify yourself as a Lake Claire resident.

In the survey and petition comments section, be sure to mention Mary Lin's expansion, and the need to think about alternative grade configurations as a shared solution for the Grady cluster.  The cluster’s elementary schools are overcrowded. And Inman Middle is or will be soon.  APS needs to know of our support for expanding Mary Lin.  Meanwhile a neighborhood task force is looking at innovative solutions such as a cross-cluster 5/6 or 6th grade academy;  APS needs to see our interest in a full range of creative solutions.

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