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Cherokee School Board To Hold Public Hearing on Boundaries

The board will vote on the proposed 2013-14 school boundaries in December.

The Cherokee County School Board will hear from the public tonight on its annual school boundary reconfiguration process.

The board will hold a public hearing input meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the historic Canton High School/School Board Auditorium. It will also hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the same location.

The Cherokee County School District will open a replacement E.T. Booth Middle School facility in August and district staff met with parents of students who would feed into the facility to discuss the possibility of altering the grade configuration of three elementary schools.

A new Booth facility would have capacity of 1,500 and the district would like for the facility to encompass grades sixth through eighth.

That would mean rising fourth-grade students Boston, Bascomb and Oak Grove Elementary would attend fifth-grade at their respective schools. They would then move onto sixth grade at Booth. Clark Creek Elementary, which also feeds into Booth, opened this year with a fifth-grade class.

Boston, Bascomb and Oak Grove are the only elementary schools in the district that do not have a fifth-grade class. The district also met with parents of students at Ball Ground Elementary School to discuss the future grade configuration at that school.

The final recommendations will be considered at the Dec. 1 School Board meeting at 7 p.m. The boundaries will be effective for the 2013-14 school year.

Monty Brewster November 02, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Taxes are going to soar when we have to start paying the new charter school tax.
Jim Beam November 02, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Taxes are already thru the roof to support our 48th-ranked public ed. system. Now P wants more!
Jim Beam November 02, 2012 at 01:08 PM
I do have a true disdain for people who waste billions of tax $$ propping up a failing school system while patting themselves on the back and whining for more of my $$. And if your assertion is true that future extracurriculars may need to be paid for by parents, why was Ms Cochran's suggestion of the same so negatively dismissed? Her husband wrote an editorial to the Tribune to counter the negative vitriol you people heaped upon her...yet here you seem to be OK with that when the super suggests it. There's no 'put of context' here. This isn't Fox News. P said exactly what I quoted - he needs to be clear what costs he's referring to. I find Dr. P to be an extreme hypocrite. He complains incessantly about funding yet we still pick up 100% of his 6-figure salary and perks package. He could be a leader here and forgo some of his considerable pay, but that would mean putting his $$ where his mouth is. I'm sorry you have such low standards for our county's educational leadership. I don't know what you do for a living but I hope you have nothing to do with the education of children. We need to teach our children to be strong and independent and not a bunch of sycophantic followers who refuse to criticize officials who aren't even elected. P is our employee. There is no need to worship this man.
Monty Brewster November 02, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Taxes going to out of state charter corporations from our 50th ranked corrupt politicians who receive campaign contributions from those corporations.
Monty Brewster November 04, 2012 at 02:47 PM
What about politicians that use millions of taxpayer dollars to pay for personal real estate bungles? Seems like you forgot your disdain as you hopped in their pockets.

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