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It's Not Your Mother's Tucker Any Longer



Updated map to show where voting precinct fits into the school zone map.


And, for the record....

Evansdale, by the way, could very easily be included in the city of Lavista Hills and STILL end up being rezoned for another school district, like nearby Tucker.  The inclusion was, from the beginning, a factor related to their magnet program, not the location of their school.  If this community really wants to stick with Lakeside, they need to work with school officials who are planning to centralize all magnet programs so they are more easily accessible from both ends of the county.  It is not a city issue at all.

Now, if you are talking about passing a referendum for city school systems and someone has told you that you must be in a city in order to join a "better" system than the one we have now, that's another issue entirely.  And, if the rest of the county is not aware of that plan and you are not talking about it, either, then you are favoring, again, a corrupt form of government that is using you and your vote to get what they want and eventually they will do something just as bad to you.   Because bad people do bad things and that will never change.  Leaving children on the outskirts of an education system that is supposed to be for all of them is a bad thing.  Leaving kids in a district for education after bleeding it dry is a bad thing. 


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