Community meetings planned to discuss student reassignment

The Richmond County School System is proposing to reassign students during construction of new educational facilities.


Students from Sego Middle and Wheeless Road Elementary schools may be reassigned and attendance zones will be modified until their new school buildings are complete, according to a news release. There will be four public hearings about the possible reassignment – two at Sego Middle, two at Wheeless Road Elementary.

The public meetings at Sego Middle (3420 Julia Ave.) will take place Tuesday and May 2 from 6 to 7 p.m. The meetings at Wheeless Road Elementary (2530 Wheeless Road) will be Thursday and May 4 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Members of the Richmond County School Board will not make a decision on the proposals until after the public hearings have been conducted and all public comment has been reviewed. However, the school system stated that the rationale for the proposal was “to avoid loss of instructional time” and for the “efficient use of resources and cost savings of approximately $1.7 million during the construction phase.”

According to the proposal, three elementary schools – Glenn Hills, Terrace Manor and Wilkinson Gardens – will be affected while the new Wheeless Road Elementary School is constructed. In the proposal, Wheeless Road Elementary will send 122 students to Glenn Hills Elementary, 147 students to Terrace Manor and 115 pupils to Wilkinson Gardens Elementary.

For Sego Middle’s reassignment, 111 students will go to Glenn Hills Middle, 254 to Morgan Road Middle, 71 to Murphey Middle, 16 to Pine Hill Middle and 27 to Spirit Creek Middle.

Additional information regarding the proposed plans may be accessed at

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