The first public information session on the countywide schools redistricting process will be held Tuesday.
It will take place at 6 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive.
“This session is intended to share more information about the overall process, criteria, timeline and rezoning objectives,” said David Lewis, assistant superintendent with Wayne County Public Schools.
This will be the first of two public information sessions being held this summer. Lewis said having community input is valuable and encouraged interested families and other residents to attend the public meetings to become involved and active participants in the process.
Cropper GIS, a consulting firm assisting with redistricting, and McKibben Demographic Research were approved by the Wayne County Board of Education in February to do an attendance zone rezoning. Work began in the spring with the collection, analysis and assimilation of data.
During the summer, a number of planning team meetings will be held.
The second public information session is planned in August. At the meeting, redistricting options are expected to be presented. Attendees also will have the opportunity to share feedback and ask questions.
In the fall, Wayne County Public Schools is expected to wrap up its planning meetings and make final recommendations from Cropper GIS and McKibben.
To ensure the information being shared is more widely disseminated, Tuesday evening’s session will be videotaped and replayed on Spectrum channel 18, starting June 21 at 8 p.m. The video, along with any presentation materials, also will be posted on the district’s website, www.waynecountyschools.org.