North Gwinnett HS, Peachtree Ridge HS Have New GCPS Board Rep
Dr. Mary Kay Murphy's District III has a new look. No students will change schools anywhere in the Gwinnett system.
Two of the three Suwanee high schools now have new leadership on the Gwinnett County school board.
North Gwinnett High and Peachtree Ridge High are part of a new District III and are represented by Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, she said Friday morning. The board member also added that the revised maps have been approved by the Justice Department.
Collins Hill High will remain in District II, which is represented by Daniel Seckinger.
No students anywhere in the Gwinnett system will change schools because of this, Murphy emphasized. This merely reapportions the five GCPS districts.
Murphy's revamped district also includes Duluth High and Norcross High.
In summary, Murphy's new District III will include:
- North Gwinnett High (but not all schools in the North Gwinnett Cluster);
- One school in the Collins Hill Cluster (but not Collins Hill High)
- Several schools in the Lanier Cluster (but not Lanier High);
- Duluth High;
- Peachtree Ridge High;
- Norcross High;
- Ivy Prep Academy (pending the school's new charter situation).
The purpose is to realign schools among the five districts, because GCPS has added 48 schools in the past 10 years. The goal is to give each board member a roughly equal share of the 133 schools.
New district maps will be posted soon on the GCPS website, Murphy said. Also, board members will be holding area board meetings throughout the county in March and April in line with the new districts.
(The map attached was distributed before Justice Department approval.)