Hello everyone! The Lake Claire Schools Committee has been working hard on our position statement for the round 2 redistricting options, and we anticipate releasing the formal statement this weekend. Thanks for your patience! In the meantime, please keep the following in mind:
1) FILL OUT THE SURVEY BY FEBRUARY 24
Go here: http://www.survey2go.net/aps/?
sidx=203 and let the demographers know which option you prefer and why. It is critical that you explain your answers. The demographers will tally numbers for the options, but they will also look for key themes in the comments, which are highly impactful. Please reference the talking points below. You can also complete a paper copy. I will see if we can get a copy scanned and emailed to the group for printing and distributing.
2) CONTACT DECISION MAKERS — Let the demographers, school board members and APS leadership hear from you so they will take our concerns into account.
Erroll B. Davis, Jr., Superintendent of Schools: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Smith, Deputy Superintendent/Chief of Staff: email@example.com
Larry Hoskins, Deputy Superintendent of Operations: lhoskins@atlantapublicschools.
Dr. Betsy Bockman, SRT-3 Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Brian Mitchell, Mary Lin principal: email@example.com
Ken Bleakley of the Bleakley consulting group (demographers): firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong: email@example.com
Our school board members:
Cecily Harsch-Kinnane (District 3), firstname.lastname@example.org
Reuben McDaniel, At-Large (3&4), rrmcdaniel@
Other school board members:
Brenda Muhammad (represents Inman Park), bjmuhammad@
Courtney English (at-large for Inman Park), email@example.com
Nancy Meister, firstname.lastname@example.org
LacChandra Butler Burks, lbburks@atlantapublicschools.
Yolanda Johnson, yjohnson@atlantapublicschools.
Byron Amos, email@example.com
3) ATTEND THE NEXT IMPORTANT MEETING
Monday, February 13, 4:00 pm
What: APS Board & City Council Joint Community Meeting
Where: APS – The Center for Learning and Leadership Auditorium, 130 Trinity Avenue SW, Atlanta, 30303
Note: It’s important to get to these meetings early for parking and a place to sit. Also, we’d like to sit together as much as possible.
4) KEEP IT POSITIVE!
AGAIN: We are so much more convincing if we are positive and factual. We can make our points without engaging in any negativity to other APS communities. Please remember when you are on other message board, Big Tent, Facebook, etc., that others reading will attribute your comments to our community even if you say they are yours alone!
5) TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBORS!
Tell your neighbors about 1-4 above! Spread the word. Some folks still don’t know. Talk to those with and without kids and to those with and without kids in APS!