Chamblee High School, Chamblee Middle School and Kittredge elementary could keep their high-achiever magnet programs, as part of DeKalb Interim Superinentdent Ramona Tyson’s recommendation to the Board of Education.

As part of the same recommendation given Feb. 7, Tyson advocated changing Dunwoody Elementary School into a kindergarten through fifth grade school from a fourth and fifht grade school.

The attendance boundaries for a reconfigured Dunwoody Elementary School has changed slightly from the original proposal and can be found here. A newly configured Dunwoody Elementary School would draw students from Vanderlyn, Austin and Chesnut elementary schools.

For the Brookhaven area, Kittredge remaining a school devoted solely to a magnet means that the footprints for exisiting elementary schools would be disturbed much less than if it was turned into a neighborhood school.

Tyson made the recommendations to an overflow crowd who attended the Board of Education meeting. The Board is scheduled to vote on the plan March 7.

Public hearings on the resdistricting are scheduled for March 1 and March 3. The plan could save the district $12.4 million annually. No teachers or administrators would lose their jobs in the redistricting, Tyson said.

The plan as presented would reduce the number of empty seats in the district to 6,000 from 11,000.

– Jason Massad