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Clayton BOE to discuss K-8 school re-districting

The Clayton County Board of Education is scheduled to discuss the redrawing of attendance boundaries for elementary and middle schools in southern Clayton County, at a work session on Monday.

The attendance-zone changes are being done to accommodate the expected opening of the Eddie J. White K-8 Academy on Panhandle Road, near Lovejoy, next fall.

The work session is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., with the school board spending the first hour in executive session. The meeting will take place at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, which is located at 1058 Fifth Ave., in Jonesboro.

Other items on the agenda include: A presentation on a 7-period school day; proposed calendars for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years; and a report on the recent Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' (SACS) review of the district, by Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley.

There will also be discussions on alternative meal options for students, legal services for the district, a resolution concerning charter schools, and a timeline to review and revise school board policies, according to the meeting's agenda.

-- Curt Yeomans