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Updated P.B. Ritch Redistricting Map Released

The current plan now calls for students to be moved to two other schools versus three schools that were named in the previous plan.

Updated 8:15 p.m. Thursday

officials have posted on the district’s website the updated redistricting map that shows which elementary schools students would attend next year if school board members approve the redistricting plan in its current form. The map is attached to this article.

The map shows the boundaries of the expanded attendance zones of and elementaries—the two schools slated to absorb P.B. Ritch’s student population.

School board members could consider the elementary school redistricting plan .

A public hearing on the redistricting was held Thursday night at P.B. Ritch. Look for coverage from it Friday on Dallas-Hiram Patch.

Original report from Feb. 7

A change in plans to redistrict students out of could send them next year to one of only two schools .

According to a release on the district’s website Tuesday, current plans now call for P.B. Ritch pupils to be moved next year to either or elementary schools. School systems leaders , but the latest changes cut that school out of the plan.

Other changes to the plan include moves to district several roads and subdivisions to the schools set to receive the influx of students.

Under the new plan, will absorb homes and subdivisions located on or off Ridge Road between Poole Bridge Road and Mein Mitchell Road, the Richards Farm subdivision and Hughes Road.

would take elementary-age children living in homes on or off Ridge Road from Mein Mitchell to Austin Bridge Road, including the Summerlyn and Forest Ridge Estates subdivisions; as well as homes on or off Austin Bridge Road, including the Austin Meadows subdivision.

A map of the latest plans was not available Tuesday, but officials expect to post one on the district’s site by the end of the day Wednesday. The second of two public meetings on this redistricting issue is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. at P.B. Ritch Elementary.

Return to Dallas-Hiram Patch for the latest on the redistricting issues as they develop.

P.B. Ritch will close effective June 30, but , which is set to open for classes in August. In addition to the redistricting in the wake of P.B. Ritch Elementary’s closing, the school system also has been going through a redistricting process as they prepare to open P.B. Ritch Middle, which will be the district’s ninth middle school. Parents in the last week have expressed displeasure in the changes to middle school attendance zones proposed by the district .

Paulding School Board members are expected to vote on final proposals for these two redistricting issues at their Feb. 14 meeting.

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