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Gwinnett to host area school board meetings

LAWRENCEVILLE - Parents and community members have the opportunity this month to hear about school system initiatives and speak with elected school board officials.

Gwinnett Board of Education members are hosting the annual area board meetings this month. Meetings are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays at a high school within each board member's district.

"It's sort of a state-of-the-school-district meeting," Board Chairwoman Louise Radloff said. "It's an opportunity for people to learn and listen and share with us."

Radloff said she would like any resident interested in learning about Gwinnett County Public Schools to attend a meeting.

At each meeting, Gwinnett Schools Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks will present information about the school system's budget and initiatives. There will also be a time for the public to address the board members.

All meetings will start at 7 p.m. in the school's theater. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.

The meetings are as follows:

•Mary Kay Murphy will host the District III meeting Tuesday at Norcross High School, 5300 Spalding Drive, Norcross. Her district includes the Norcross and Duluth clusters, portions of the Peachtree Ridge cluster, Monarch School and Buchanan High School of Technology.

•Louise Radloff will host the District V meeting April 17 at Meadowcreek High School, 4455 Steve Reynolds Blvd, Norcross. Her district includes the Meadowcreek cluster and portions of the Berkmar and Parkview clusters.

•Robert McClure will host the District IV meeting April 19 at Shiloh High School, 4210 Shiloh Road, Snellville. His district includes the Shiloh and South Gwinnett clusters and portions of the Berkmar, Brookwood, Grayson and Parkview clusters.

•Carole Boyce will host the District I meeting April 24 at Grayson High School, 50 Hope Hollow Road, Loganville. Her district includes all of the Dacula and Central Gwinnett clusters, portions of the Brookwood, Berkmar, Mill Creek, Collins Hill and Grayson clusters, the GIVE Center East, Hooper Renwick School, Phoenix High, Maxwell High School of Technology and Oakland School.

•Daniel Seckinger will host the District II meeting April 26 at Collins Hill High School, 50 Taylor Road, Suwanee. His district includes the North Gwinnett cluster and portions of the Collins Hill, Mill Creek and Peachtree Ridge clusters.

If You Go

•What: Gwinnett County Board of Education's area board meetings

•When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.

•Where:

• District III, hosted by Mary Kay Murphy Tuesday at Norcross High School

• District V, hosted by Louise Radloff April 17 at Meadowcreek High School

• District IV, hosted by Robert McClure April 19 at Shiloh High School

• District I, hosted by Carole Boyce April 24 at Grayson High School

• District II, hosted by Daniel Seckinger April 26 at Collins Hill High School