The updated recommended boundaries are as follows:
* The boundary area for the new elementary school site located on Hunt Road is proposed to include properties south of Highway 92, between Bells Ferry Road and the Cobb County line; Kellogg Creek Road, west of the Lake Allatoona Bridge, to the intersection of Highway 92; north of Highway 92, from Bells Ferry Road to Oak Grove Drive, west of Bells Ferry Road, proceeding north from Highway 92 to Sandy Lane; Bells Ferry Road, between Sandy Lane and Shadowood Drive, but excluding the Shadowood Community; east of Bells Ferry Road to Bascomb-Carmel Road; and along Bascomb-Carmel to its intersection with Putnam Ford Drive. The new elementary school should be opened as a kindergarten through fifth grade configuration. The estimated number of K-5 students residing in the proposed boundary area is 796.
* The Boston Elementary School boundary should be amended to exclude properties south of the intersection of Bells Ferry and Bascomb-Carmel roads. As of Oct. 5, there are an estimated 305 K-4 students residing in the area that would be impacted. There are an estimated 517 students residing in the remaining amended boundary area.
* The Oak Grove Elementary School boundary should be amended to exclude properties south of Highway 92, from Bells Ferry Road to the Cobb County line; Kellogg Creek Road, west from the Lake Allatoona Bridge to its intersection with Highway 92; and north of Highway 92, from the intersection of Bells Ferry Road and Oak Grove Drive. The boundary should be amended to include properties on the west side of Bells Ferry Road, from Shadowood Drive to the intersection of Bascomb-Carmel Road. As of Oct. 5, there are an estimated 520 K-4 students residing in the area that would be impacted and would attend the new Hunt Road elementary school. There are an estimated 271 students residing in the remaining amended Oak Grove boundary area. There are an estimated 166 K-4 students residing in the area to be moved from the Boston boundary into the Oak Grove boundary, which results in an approximate total of 437 students residing in the new amended Oak Grove boundary area.
* The Ball Ground Elementary School boundary area should remain the same because of the new facility opening as a replacement school. The grade configuration should be kindergarten through sixth grade. The estimated number of K-6 students would be 462. This action should relieve Creekland Middle School of some overcrowding issues.
* The River Ridge High School facility should extend its grade configuration to include ninth through 12th grades.
Also on Thursday’s agenda is the recommendation to adopt a resolution requesting a waiver from the Georgia Board of Education on classroom use of personal communication devices. Petruzielo and the school board are sending a letter to state schools Superintendent John Barge, which asks for a three-year waiver of Georgia law pertaining to electronic devices and, in lieu of state provisions, implement a local policy.
Petruzielo said the waiver would allow students to have greater access to digital resources. Finalized guidelines in regard to the waiver will be utilized in development of the proposed 2012-13 Student Discipline Code.
The school board will also consider the adoption of a resolution certifying November’s election results for the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum.
The board will also get an update on recent collections for the 2008-12 special purpose local option sales tax. According to the most recent figures, $2.47 million was collected in the month of September, up by nearly $114,000 from projections. So far, cumulative collections from the five-year SPLOST have been above projections by $502,450.