Here are today’s news updates from the Buckhead community:

– Atlanta Classical Academy organizers are preparing for a mid-May meeting with Atlanta Public Schools’ staff. ACA would be a publicly funded charter school in north Atlanta that would offer curriculum based on the classical education method. The classical education method emphasizes Western traditions and literature.

Parents supporting ACA are seeking approval from the Atlanta Board of Education and the state. Because of new revisions in the state’s charter school laws, the Atlanta BOE could deny the application but it would still be able to receive state approval.

The group’s stated goal is to gather 2,000 signatures. As of April 25, 1,400 people had signed the petition, according to the group’s website. The group has events planned throughout May to build support for the school.

“Already, we have attracted hundreds of families who are passionate about our ‘American classical’ academic model,” the ACA website says. “Furthermore, we have employment inquiries from Georgia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, Virgin Islands, and even Rome, Italy.”

For more details about Atlanta Classical Academy, click here.

– Neighborhood Planning Unit B is changing locations for future meetings. Beginning May 7 at 7 p.m., the group will meet at Cathedral of St. Philip, third floor room 382.

Click here to see a map to the Cathedral.

The NPU is one of several planning boards throughout the city of Atlanta comprised of neighborhood representatives. The board makes recommendations to city planning officials on zoning issues that have an impact on residents.

It meets as follows:

NPU-B Board meetings: 7 p.m., first Tuesday each month

NPU-B Zoning Committee meetings: 7 p.m., last Tuesday each month

NPU-B Public Safety Committee meetings: 6 p.m., first Tuesday each month

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