Dekalb County redistricting: I support the SCORe plan!
The SCORe alternative plan to DeKalb County School System’s Redistricting proposals, as published on January 4, 2011, is a more logical and less disruptive approach to redistricting. The SCORe plan achieves the goals of better utilization of facilities, operational efficiency and cost reduction for the 2011–12 school year and beyond. A group of Cluster Two parents began delving into why the County’s proposed redistricting plans affected 16,100 students but only filled 5,444 of the 11,310 open seats.
The guiding principles of the SCORe plan are to:
· Minimize unnecessary disruption to students and families
· Keep neighborhoods intact
· Reduce unnecessary increases in distance and commute times
· Minimize traffic congestion in densely traveled districts
· Eliminate the creation of new split feeder schools
· Utilize logical boundaries for school districts wherever possible
· Consider geographic proximity and walking distances to schools
· Cause no harm to neighboring schools or clusters through recommendations
The SCORe alternative proposal more effectively meets the DCSS stated redistricting goals and better aligns with the system’s primary and secondary criteria than either the centralized or decentralized plans offered by the county.