As the ongoing drama of redistricting for the Bethany Bend high school location in Milton GA goes forward, the Fulton County Board of Education recently met to review the recommended redistricting map. According to The Milton Herald, the map now has a north-south alignment, which is a significant change from east-west alignment versions reviewed during the public meetings earlier this year. After a 30-day comment period, the Board is expected to vote on and approve the map at its June meeting. The boundaries will take effect with the fall 2012 opening of the Bethany Bend high school.
The new map splits along Birmingham Highway, with those homes and neighborhoods on the east side of Birmingham going to the new school, while those on the west side will stay in Milton high school. The map also splits along GA400, impacting those living on the west side of GA400. While the new map likely pleases Johns Creek residents, it has upset some in Roswell who are now forced to send their children to Milton high school, their current rival. Parents in Roswell seem mostly upset with the “breakup” of Roswell residents and/or the additional dangers in traffic and travel time in commuting to Milton high school.
While Board members conceded that there may be additional minor tweaking, it is widely expected that a map very close to the current north-south alignment will be approved in June.
Here are previous articles written about the Bethany Bend high school site: