Summerhill residents spoke loudly Friday night at a specially called meeting to discuss their concerns at being zoned to D.H. Stanton Elementary School in Peoplestown, when the neighborhood asked and initially got zoning to attend Parkside Elementary in Grant Park.
The decision to move Summerhill follows the Atlanta Public Schools’ Board of Education April 10 vote to close seven schools instead of 10 as district Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. recommended.
D.H. Stanton itself was a last-minute surprise on the tentative closure list but the Peoplestown community, in a 10-day tilt-a-whirl of activity, managed to keep its school open.
As a result, APS decided that moving Summerhill, which lost its zoned primary school, Cook Elementary, to D.H. Stanton makes fiscal sense in its quest to save money, better utilize its facilities and ease overcrowding.
But the redrawn zoning maps, which the board of education is expected