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School Board to hold series of area meetings

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett Board of Education will be holding a series of meetings over the next few weeks to allow citizens to voice their concerns about the school system.

Residents are invited to attend any of the five area meetings, the first of which will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at North Gwinnett High School.

"The meetings are a time for the school board to share information with the public, and for citizens to discuss education topics with their elected officials," said Sloan Roach, spokeswoman for Gwinnett County Schools.

Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks will begin each meeting by presenting information on the school system's budget, goals and direction. Community members will then be invited to raise heir questions and concerns before the superintendent and board members.

The area meetings will be divided by school board district and organized by clusters. But if someone can't make it to their own area meeting, they're invited to attend any other one. They will all begin at 7 p.m. in the host school's theater. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.

IF YOU GO

The schedule for the area meetings is as follows:

•Tuesday - North Gwinnett High School, District II meeting (Collins Hill, Mill Creek, North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge clusters)

•April 18 - Central Gwinnett High School, District I meeting (Central Gwinnett, Dacula and Grayson clusters)

•April 20 - Duluth High School, District III meeting (Duluth and Norcross clusters)

•April 25 - Brookwood High School, District IV (Brookwood, Shiloh and South Gwinnett clusters)

•April 27 - Parkview High School, District V (Berkmar, Meadowcreek and Parkview clusters)