DeKalb County Schools have presented two different options for Brookhaven school redistricting in order to accommodate the new John Lewis Elementary and relieve some of the overcrowding at other elementary schools in the city. This new school will affect schools in the Cross Keys and Chamblee cluster and move 300 students who have been temporarily redistricted to the Druid Hills cluster back to the Cross Keys cluster.
The neighborhoods being affected are Brookhaven, Brookhaven Village, Ashford Park, Lenox Park, Chamblee, North Brookhaven, Doraville and Murphey Candler Park.
The Round 2 meeting on October 24th had over 200 residents in attendance. The attendees were split up into small groups and able to provide input on the redistricting around the new school. Option 1 focuses on redistricting the schools closest to them and relocating 743 students, while Option 2 is more about keeping neighborhoods together as much as possible and shifts 702. See both options here.
The final public meeting is scheduled for November 27th @ 7:00pm at Cross Keys High School. After this 3rd round meeting the Planning Department staff will incorporate all public feedback into the redistricting plan. All final adjustments and redistricting will take effect at the beginning of the 2019 schools year on August. The board approval meeting takes place on February 4th, 2019.