During a town hall meeting Tuesday, Northeast Cobb resident Jennifer Modi, who lives in the Woodstream Blackjack Hills subdivision off Allgood Road, claimed her family would be split between three school board members by the new school district reapportionment map, according to the Marietta Daily Journal.
Modi resides in school board Chair Scott Sweeney’s Post 6, but her children attend and , which are in ' Post 5. The proposed map would assign Kathleen Angelucci of Post 4 to represent Simpson.
JoEllen Smith, who plans to run for the state Representative seat held by Don Parsons (R-Northeast Cobb/North Cobb), held the town hall meeting to hear public opinion on the reapportionment map.
, "This map will have a very negative impact on traditional communities of interest with regard to attendance zones and clusters and, when viewed closely, has the potential, in future elections, of no school board member residing in East Cobb."
The map, which is changing due to new Census numbers, affects who residents will vote for, not which schools students will attend. It was drawn up by state Representative Earl Ehrhart (R-Powder Springs), who says he is working on a new map based on public input.
Local legislators will meet Wednesday morning to unveil the map that will be voted on by Cobb legislators within the next two weeks.