Gwinnett County Public Schools redistricting plans for 2015
Gwinnett County Public Schools recently released the new redistricting map that is scheduled to go into effect for the 2015-2016 school year. While it looks as though no changes have been made to the Mill Creek cluster, there are plenty of changes ahead for schools in Gwinnett County, close to the Hamilton Mill subdivision. Hamilton Mill homes are currently in the highly sought after Mill Creek Cluster which include Pucketts Mill Elementary, Jones Middle School and Mill Creek High.
According to the Gwinnett County schools website the redistricting started October 4th and the last chance for public input is on December 18th prior to the School Board meeting. The School Board will vote on the redistricting on the 18th.
Gwinnett County Public Schools launched a redistricting effort that will result in the creation of a new cluster, the establishment of attendance zones for several new schools, and the balancing of enrollment in existing schools. The fall 2014 redistricting will affect 31 existing schools and involve more than 13,000 students. Two additional elementary schools are being reassigned to a new middle school. Existing clusters affected by the redistricting will include Berkmar, Central Gwinnett, Meadowcreek, Norcross,Brookwood, and Peachtree Ridge. This initiative began Oct. 6 when starting boundary maps and input forms were made available in schools and on the GCPS website. Community members were able to provide feedback via the input forms through Nov. 3. A public meeting will be held on Dec. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. Another opportunity for input is slated for Dec. 18(5:30-6:30 p.m), prior to the School Board meeting at which it is anticipated that the Board of Education will vote on the redistricting plan.
Gwinnett County Public Schools uses an inclusive redistricting process that allows the school system to gather input from educators, parents, and community members on the proposed revisions. The redistricting process begins with the development of proposed maps that use set school system criteria. These criteria include looking at current enrollment, enrollment forecasts, enrollment histories, existing identifiable boundaries, school locations, and student transportation. The proposed map for this specific redistricting is found below. All input through the Boundary Input Forms was submitted on Nov. 3. Refer to the Redistricting Timeline for other important