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SCPSS asks for community's help in school overcrowding

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah- Chatham Public Schools are asking parents for help. The school system wants to re-zone students in West Chatham because of overcrowding.

The school board decided Wednesday they want parents involved in the solution to reduce overcrowding in West Chatham.

Officials say a k-8 school is already being built in Port Wentworth that will help, but it's not enough. 

Several proposals were presented to the board which included moving several hundred students from Godley Station to the new k-8 school.

Godley Station School is already beyond capacity at 1,600 students and is projected to grow to almost 1,900 students by next year.

Nothing is set in stone because the school system realizes that redistricting will impact hundreds of students and parents.

"Once we get the community's feedback on the initial proposal, we'll come back to the board in December," said Tammy Perkins, executive director of Support Services. "The plan that we presented on yesterday may look a little different based on what we get back from the parents"

If you want to voice your questions or concerns, here is a link to the school board website at

http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/default.aspx

The school system is community meetings:

Nov. 18 at Godley Station from 6-8

Nov. 19 at Port Wentworth Elementary from 6-8

Nov. 21 at Mercer from 6-8

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