Gwinnett County redistricting affects 14K students | News
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The state's biggest school district is reshuffling thousands of student because of redistricting.
Officials say there has been so much growth in Gwinnett County that they've had to build new schools. That means some 14,000 students are being moved.
Most of the changes are happening in the west and central part of the county.
One big catalyst is a brand new high school in Lawrenceville off Old Norcross Road. It will create a new cluster. If you travel 2.7 miles down the road, you can see what kind of shake-up it creates.
In the Waterford community, every child will be going to a different school next year, much to the chagrin of some parents.
But just down the street, the redistricting is actually good news for high school students who get a brand new building.
The school district says the redistricting is necessary because of growth. Student enrollment continues to grow, then the county builds new schools to keep up with that growth, and then it has to balance out how many kids go where.
The Gwinnett County Schools district wants to hear residents' thoughts on the plans. Click here for more information.