The first of several meetings to review the boundaries of schools affected by the opening of the replacement E.T. Booth Middle School will kick off tonight.
Planning officials with the Cherokee County School District will meet with parents of students attending Chapman Intermediate and E.T. Booth Middle schools tonight at 7 p.m. at Etowah High School's auditorium. The new Booth facility is slated to open in August.
District staff members will meet tomorrow with the parents of Bascomb Elementary School parents and on Oct. 2 with Boston Elementary School parents. Both meetings will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in each school's cafeteria.
A second meeting has been tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 8 for Chapman and Booth parents, Oct. 9 for Bascomb parents and Oct. 16 for Boston parents. Second meetings will be held if participants at the first meeting agree another meeting is needed.
The district will also meet with Ball Ground Elementary parents to gather feedback on possible reconfiguration of the school's grade structure.
The Cherokee County Board of Education will hold a public input session for all recommendations from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 and 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.
Other meetings scheduled include:
Ball Ground Elementary
First meeting: Oct. 1
Second meeting (if necessary): Oct. 15
Clark Creek Elementary
First meeting: Sept. 27
Second meeting (if necessary): Oct. 11
Oak Grove Elementary
First meeting: Oct. 4
Second meeting (if necessary): Oct. 17