Regional zones talk set Monday

The East Baton Rouge Parish School District will hold the first of four community meetings Monday to discuss the district’s proposal to create four regional attendance zones for “families” of schools, a district spokeswoman said.

The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Capitol Elementary.

The proposed program is designed to give parents a choice of schools that their children can attend within their attendance zone, rather than just the school they are zoned to attend, district spokeswoman Sonya Gordon said Sunday.

All students from pre-kindergarten to high school will be eligible for the program, she said.

East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Bernard Taylor will begin the meetings with a presentation outlining the proposal, then those in attendance will break into groups for roundtable sessions to discuss the plan, Gordon said.

Gordon added that at the end of the week, the district will share the results from the meetings and roundtable sessions with the School Board.

Families in the following school zones are asked to attend Monday’s meeting: Belfair, Capitol, Howell Park, Park and Winbourne elementary schools; Capitol Middle School; Capitol High; the Career Academy; and the Community School for Apprenticeship Learning.

The other meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Scotlandville Magnet; at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn High School; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Glen Oaks High School.