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BOE to vote on district maps

LAWRENCEVILLE - Before the Gwinnett County Board of Education votes this month on redistricting for three new elementary schools, the public will have 30 minutes to address the board about lingering concerns about the new attendance boundaries.

The latest maps of proposed boundaries will be delivered on Thursday to Harmony, Ivy Creek, Cooper, Grayson and Dacula elementary schools, said Greg Stanfield, Gwinnett County Public Schools' director of planning. The maps will also be available on the GCPS Web site at www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

Changes may be made to the proposed boundaries based on input received in December during a public hearing, Stanfield said.

Fifteen people addressed the Board of Education in December, many parents of students at Ivy Creek Elementary who were upset that the students may have to go to Patrick Elementary in August.

The public will have the opportunity to address the board about any changes to the maps at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Stanfield said.

The board is scheduled to vote on the redistricting during its monthly business meeting at

7 p.m. Jan 11.