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Area board meetings schedule announced

SUWANEE -- Gwinnett County Public Schools area board meetings are scheduled throughout March and April. The gatherings are a chance for the board of education to meet with constituents as well as an opportunity for residents to talk education with elected officials.

This year, the meetings are organized by the schools in each board member's new electoral district. As a result of the 2010 U.S. Census, new electoral district lines were required to be drawn for the Gwinnett County Board of Education. The maps submitted by the Georgia General Assembly were approved by the U.S. Justice Department.

The 2012 area board members are scheduled as follows:

--District IV, 7 p.m. March 27 at South Gwinnett High School; includes Anderson-Livsey Elementary, Annistown Elementary, Arcado Elementary, Berkmar High, Berkmar Middle, Britt Elementary, Brookwood Elementary, Brookwood High, Camp Creek Elementary, Centerville Elementary, Craig Elementary, Five Forks Middle, Gwin Oaks Elementary, Head Elementary, Knight Elementary, Lilburn Elementary, Lilburn Middle, Mountain Park Elementary, Nesbit Elementary, Parkview High, Partee Elementary, Pharr Elementary, Shiloh Elementary, Shiloh High, Shiloh Middle, Snellville Middle, South Gwinnett High and Trickum Middle.

--District I, 7 p.m. March 29, at Dacula High School; includes Alcova Elementary, Archer High, Bay Creek Middle, Cedar Hill Elementary, Cooper Elementary, Couch Middle, Crews Middle, Dacula Elementary, Dacula High, Dacula Middle, Dyer Elementary, Fort Daniel Elementary, Freeman's Mill Elementary, Grace Snell Middle, Grayson Elementary, Grayson High, Harbins Elementary, Hooper Renwick School, Lawrenceville Elementary, Lovin Elementary, Magill Elementary, McConnell Middle, Mulberry Elementary, Norton Elementary, Oakland Meadow School, Richards Middle, Rosebud Elementary, Starling Elementary, Trip Elementary and Winn Holt Elementary.

--District II, 7 p.m. April 10, at Collins Hill High School; includes Alford Elementary, Benefield Elementary, Central Gwinnett High, Collins Hill High, Creekland Middle, Duncan Creek Elementary, GIVE Center East, Harmony Elementary, Ivy Creek Elementary, Jenkins Elementary, Jones Middle, Lanier High, Mill Creek High, Moore Middle, Mountain View High, Osborne Middle, Patrick Elementary, Phoenix High, Puckett's Mill Elementary, Roberts Elementary, Rock Springs Elementary, Simonton Elementary, Sugar Hill Elementary, Suwanee Elementary, Taylor Elementary, Twin Rivers Middle, Walnut Grove Elementary and Woodward Mill Elementary.

--District V, 7 p.m. April 12, at Meadowcreek High; includes Beaver Ridge Elementary, Bethesda Elementary, Chesney Elementary, Corley Elementary, Ferguson Elementary, GIVE Center West, Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology, Gwinnett County Online Campus, Hopkins Elementary, Kanoheda Elementary, Maxwell High School of Technology, Meadowcreek Elementary, Meadowcreek High, Minor Elementary, New Life Academy of Excellence--Norcross, Norcross Elementary, Radloff Middle, Rockbridge Elementary, Stripling Elementary, Summerour Middle and Sweetwater Middle.

--District III, 7 p.m. April 17, at Duluth High; includes Berkeley Lake Elementary, Buice School, Burnette Elementary, Chattahoochee Elementary, Duluth High, Duluth Middle, Harris Elementary, Hull Middle, Ivy Prep Academy, Jackson Elementary, Lanier Middle, Level Creek Elementary, Mason Elementary, McKendree Elementary, Monarch School, New Life Academy of Excellence--Duluth, Norcross High, North Gwinnett High, North Gwinnett Middle, Parsons Elementary, Peachtree Elementary, Peachtree Ridge High, Pinckneyville Middle, Riverside Elementary, Simpson Elementary, Sycamore Elementary and White Oak Elementary.

Residents may attend any of the five meetings. All meetings start at 7 p.m. with refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.

The change in board district lines does not affect attendance zones for schools or boundaries for clusters.