Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Students will start attending the new school on Bethany Bend on Aug. 13, 2012, the same date current Roswell students will move over to Milton High School.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Call it Cambridge High School, because that's what the Fulton County Board of Education decided the new school on Bethany Bend and Cogburn Road in Milton will be named. The school board voted on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to adopt the name during the same meeting in which it sent its charter system application to the state Department of Education for approval. Cambridge was the top choice of two names submitted by a panel consisting of students, parents and staff, and represents a historical view of the area and a unifying vision for the school, according to a release by the school system. Providence High School was the other name submitted but Cambridge was the leader among the name selection committee. The redistricting process itself was …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Construction at the Bethany Bend high school site continues.
The Fulton School Board could vote on attendance zones for North Fulton to fit in the new high school being built on Bethany Bend as early as tonight. Students, parents and staff would know in general who will be going to that school, and who might shift among other high school and middle schools north of the Chattahoochee River. The new school is being built to relieve overcrowding at existing high schools, including Roswell, Alpharetta and Milton. Redistricting wouldn't take affect until the 2012-2013 school year, when the school would first open. Susan Hale, spokesperson for the school system, said the board has several options during tonight's meeting. It could approve the redistricting map as it is, reject it, or they could ask …
Monday, May 9, 2011
The final recommendation for the Fulton County Board of Education is posted, and schools east of GA 400 seem untouched.
After three rounds of maps and hearings, the final redistricting map being submitted doesn't match any of the alternatives shown to residents in Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton and the rest of North Fulton. That's just as Fulton County School System staff promised. At first glance, it appears that attendance zones will only change for Roswell, Milton and Alpharetta high schools, with no changes east of GA 400. Centennial, Chattahoochee, Johns Creek and Northview high schools may not have any changes to attendance zones, if the school board adopts this recommendation. "There is some mitigation of traffic and safety concern in Milton proper, but apparently no weight given to the serious safety concerns created by the traffic at the Crabapple/…
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Public input is requested at the last of Fulton County Schools three redistricting meetings regarding the Bethany Bend site.
Fulton County Schools will wind down the process for gathering public input with the final of three redistricting meetings held at Alpharetta High School, tonight, Wednesday, April 13. The plan to give overcrowded area high schools some relief with the addition of a new high school at Bethany Bend has been met with some contention in North Fulton. Many parents and local residents didn't agree with the system's redistricting proposals, which were presented at the last public redistricting meeting in March. The new proposals to be reviewed at tonight's meeting are now available online. System leaders have said the major redistricting is expected to affect all attendance zones north of the Chattahoochee River and impact roughly around 3,000 …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
New Bethany Bend district plans have been called the biggest redistricting in North Fulton history.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Fulton County Schools holds first of three redistricting meetings at Alpharetta High.
Hundreds of parents filled half the gym at Alpharetta High School Wednesday night, all wanting to have a voice in where their children will be going to school in the next few years. A new high school is scheduled to open on Bethany Bend in Milton in August 2012, so the Fulton County School System has to change its attendance zones. Wednesday night was the first of three meetings in which parents get to have input into the process. (Any parent can add input on the school system's online forum.) Fulton County School Board District 2 member Katie Reeves said, "Redistricting for a high school is one of the most emotional and tough things that you are going to go through." She said it hits the adults harder than the children, who will …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
School's name, courses, colors will be chosen by Spurka-formed committees after this school year ends.
Roswell Principal Ed Spurka spoke to a group of parents, teachers and school staff Tuesday, Feb. 22 about his next job as principal of the high school being built on Bethany Bend in Milton, which is scheduled to open in 2012. "For those of you who know me, I'm kind of going back home. I started my teaching career in Milton, back in the 1990s," Spurka said. Spurka, who has been in the Fulton County School System for 14 years, said his hiring does not mean change for the Roswell cluster. The school system "is not breaking up the Roswell cluster." Spurka acknowledged the redistricting meeting scheduled at Alpharetta High on Feb. 23. "I know there is a lot of tension. What I advise you is let the process work," he said. He did "warn" the …