A new parents group organizing to advocate creating local school districts in the state’s newest cities plans to meet the public at a series of gatherings during December.

Georgians for Local Area School Systems, or GLASS, organized to lobby and organize support for HR 486, legislation introduced by Rep. Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) that calls for an amendment to the state Constitution to allow creation of school systems in cities created since 2005

If approved, the new law would allow cities such as Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Brookhaven to create their own systems or to combine with adjacent cities to create systems. The group will be holding meetings in each of those cities this month.

GLASS says on its Facebook page, that members will discuss the new group’s plans during meetings at the following times and places:

Monday, Dec 9, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., at Cafe Intermezzo, 4505 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody;

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.- noon, with Nancy Jester, a candidate for state School Superintendent, at Uncle Julio’s restaurant, 1140 Hammond Drive NE, Suite 100, Sandy Springs;

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., at Keller Williams offices at Town Brookhaven, Brookhaven.

On Sunday, Dec. 15, GLASS members plan to meet the public after a 2 p.m. community meeting of the Dunwoody Parents Concerned About Quality Education at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church in Dunwoody.


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