The Cobb County Board of Education will seek public feedback on the new map of the board's seven districts at its next meeting.
Board Chairman Scott Sweeney on Wednesday added the school board's reapportionment to the agenda for the board's April 26 meeting.
Gov. Nathan Deal had not signed H.B. 1208, the legislation redrawing the election districts in Cobb, as of Thursday morning, but he is expected to do so.
The legislation uses a map that's different from what the school board itself proposed, so board members are anxious about what the map shows.
David Banks of Post 5 in East and Northeast Cobb this week distributed a link to a map from the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office, which is attached to this article as a PDF file, but it's not official without Deal's signature.
Post 7 member Alison Bartlett was concerned about holding a public discussion of the new districts before people have seen the official map—"We need to put the maps out to the public first"—but Sweeney said next week's discussion won't necessarily be the only one.
The reapportionment generally shifts posts clockwise around the city of Marietta, which is not part of the Cobb County School District.
Posts 1 (Lynnda Eagle), 3 (David Morgan), 5 (Banks) and 7 (Bartlett) are up for election this year. Under the map, Bartlett would go from represening Osborne High to three West Cobb high schools: Harrison, Hillgrove and McEachern.
Harrison and Hillgrove are currently represented by Eagle, while Morgan has McEachern.
Candidates must file in late May to appear on the July 31 primary ballot, so Sweeney said it's important for people to learn about the district lines as soon as possible.
He said he talked to Cobb Elections Director Janine Eveler, and she expects to have a person working on updated school board maps next week.