by Patch Staff
Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. is holding a community meeting with parents July 12 at Parkside Elementary in Grant Park.
The 6 p.m. meeting at 685 Mercer St. SE is being hosted by APS Board of Education board member Brenda J. Muhammad, whose District 1 includes some of the neighborhoods that feed into Grant Park’s Jackson High School.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how to repurpose the now-closed Cook Elementary School in Capitol Gateway.
The board of education voted to close seven schools in the district — including Cook — earlier this year in an effort to redraw school attendance zones and make the best use of buildings across the district.
Parents at Wesley International Academy in Custer/McDonough/Guice want to relocate to Cook, which they said would give APS $875,000