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Forums to focus on racial concentration in Bibb public schools

Students wall through a hallway during a change in classes recently at Rutland High School.
Students wall through a hallway during a change in classes recently at Rutland High School. Georgia Public Broadcasting

In the coming months, Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism -- along with its partners, Georgia Public Broadcasting and The Telegraph -- will be reporting on school resegregation in Macon-Bibb. We hope to learn more about why it’s happening and what the effect is on students and the broader community.

As part of our reporting, the CCJ will host a pair of community meetings, where we hope people with a stake in Macon-Bibb K-12 education will attend and tell us their stories. In particular, we’re hoping that parents will answer these basic questions:

▪ Where do you send your children to school and why?

▪ Do you like the options you have? Why or why not?

▪ How important is it to you that your children attend racially and economically diverse schools?

The meetings will be held from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 24, in the Buck Melton Center, 150 Sessions Drive, and 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26, in the auditorium at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Rd. Refreshments will be served and there will be activities for children.

Those unable to attend can email us at raceinschools@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at (478) 216-7374.

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