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Changes proposed for Robberson attendance boundary

You’re invited to attend a Let’s Talk Live meeting on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Robberson Elementary School. During this event, Superintendent Grenita Lathan and other district leaders will answer questions and share next steps regarding the demographic study recommendations that were discussed during the Board of Education meeting on Dec. 19. 

 Demographic Study Recap: 

  • In November, the Board of Education received the results of a demographic study, which analyzed current and future population trends within the SPS attendance boundaries. 
  • Based on this study, Robberson was identified as a school that has been underutilized for some time due to low enrollment. 
  • Boyd Elementary School was also identified as a school that is underutilized. 
  • The Board of Education is considering whether to combine the Robberson and Boyd attendance areas and have all students attend Boyd, which was newly constructed in 2021.
  • If approved, Robberson would close at the end of the 2023-2024 school year, and Robberson students would begin attending Boyd in August 2024.
  • This option would ensure students have an improved learning environment and enhanced academic support, key priorities of the SPS strategic plan. It would also improve organizational and fiscal efficiency.

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