School board to hold public hearing on redistricting before regular meeting

LAWRENCEVILLE - Parents and community members Thursday will have an opportunity to voice opinions on the redistricting process to the Gwinnett County Board of Education.

Those concerned with changes within the Brookwood and Meadowcreek clusters are invited to give feedback on the proposed boundaries at the board's meeting Thursday.

The school system made maps and input forms available at schools and on the district's Web site for parents to review last month. Using the input provided on these forms, the Planning Department will present the proposed draft boundaries.

The public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. preceding the board's monthly meeting. Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks will provide an overview of the redistricting process. Both the Brookwood and Meadowcreek boundary committees will present their reports and recommendations to the board. Then the floor will be open for public input.

Board members will consider residents' comments when they vote on redistricting boundaries at next month's meeting Dec. 8.

At Thursday's meeting, the board will also vote on bids for additions to Corley, J.A. Alford and Dacula elementary schools. In all cases, they will award the contract to the lowest and most responsive bidders.

n What: Gwinnett County Public Schools board meeting

•When: Thursday, 6 p.m. for the public hearing; 7 p.m. for the regular meeting

•Where: Gwinnett Schools Lawrenceville East building, 723 Hi-Hope Road, Lawrenceville