If there was one positive thing that came of the angst and drama that was the redistricting of the Atlanta Public Schools, it was the how the various communities rallied around the schools threatened with closure.
That level of interest and involvement was something that APS Superintendent Erroll B. Davis took note of in a recent meeting with parents in Southeast Atlanta.
Indeed, parents, non-parents and retirees in a number of communities including Edgewood, Peoplestown, Kirkwood and East Atlanta, among others, rallied around their neighborhood schools to keep them open.
The big question: Post-redistricting, would that momentum last?
A lot of parents, parents-to-be and non-parents in East Atlanta Patch communities promised that interest would be sustained, particularly in the southeastern quadrant of the city.
Some of that interest is being coordinated through large-scale efforts, such as the Southeast Communities for Schools, a parent group advocating for