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Districting process for McAllister continues
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Parents listen as Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher talks about the districting process for the new McAllister Elementary. Most of those in attendance live in Dunham Marsh, a neighborhood near the new school that is being left out of the new zone. - photo by Jeff Whitte

The following is a press release from Bryan County Schools on Thursday night's forum at Richmond Hill Middle School.

The Bryan County School District held its final community forum last evening at Richmond Hill Middle School to gather input on the draft attendance area for McAllister Elementary School. This meeting was the last of three community forums which were used to gather considerations, questions, and concerns regarding the districting process and the draft attendance area for McAllister Elementary School. The feedback from those community members who participated has been excellent and we express our appreciation to them.  “On behalf of the Bryan County Board of Education, I want to thank each stakeholder who provided feedback,” stated Dr. Paul T. Brooksher, Superintendent. “This information has been essential as we work to do what is best for our students and school system. The Board of Education truly values your insight and I want to encourage you to continue to give feedback,” reinforced Brooksher. 

During the districting process, a myriad of factors were discussed and studied as draft attendance areas were developed:  Community Forum Feedback, Student Safety, Student Transportation, Road Infrastructure, Current and Future Developments in South Bryan County, Student Growth Projections in South Bryan County, South Bryan Elementary School Capacities.  The Bryan County School District is continuing to gather information for the Board of Education to review and discuss as they work to adopt a final attendance area in February.  We ask that you please provide feedback via our districting webpage at You can go to this webpage and review the most current information, provide feedback via a districting email, and access a detailed attendance area map.

Dr. Paul Brooksher, Superintendent, shared, “The Bryan County School District opened its doors to 8,610 students after the winter break, adding almost 100 new students since the first day of school.  When you consider our current and projected student growth patterns and rates, the school system will potentially add 3,000 to 4,000 new students over the next ten years. Adding new schools and redistricting will become part of our school district culture as we move forward. Considering the future of this great school system, it is essential that we are proactive in our decision making.”


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