Decatur City School officials discussed a plan that could change where your student goes to school in the future.
School Superintendent Dr. Michael Douglas came up with the idea to change the feeder pattern.
Cedar Ridge Middle School will serve 6th and 7th graders.
The Old Austin High School will serve 8th and 9th graders.
There'll be a 6th grade academy at Oak Park.
Decatur High School will have a 9th grade academy.
Since there will be fewer grades at the schools, Superintendent Douglas said this would allow teachers to better focus on the students to better understand their weaknesses and strengths. This won't impact zoning and no schools will be closed.
Some people are concerned with after school activities.
"What about the bands. Well obviously I have to find a way that 9th graders get to be in the band. Athletics. I'll find a way, if you got a spring player who plays baseball, you can do that. We may have to adjust start times," said Superintendent Dr. Michael Douglas.
Douglas sent the plan to Principals yesterday and is already getting feedback and questions.
Next, the school board will have to decide if they want to place it as an item on the agenda.
Then they'll hold public hearings for parents and teachers to give their input.