I attended the Region 1 E-SPLOST V Community Meeting held Tuesday at Chamblee Charter High School. That was my first time in the new CCHS building and wow, it’s a large facility.
There were about 60 individuals in attendance, far less than what I thought would attend. The meeting began with some general information.
- Current E-SPLOST expires in June 2017. If approved by voters, new E-SPLOST begins July, 2017.
- October meetings are 1st of 2 Community Meetings. The feedback from these meetings will be used, along with the Facility Condition and Facility Educational Assessment data will be used to identify the priority items that will be part of the E-SPLOST V project.
- Next community meetings will be held in January, 2016, where the E-SPLOST V projects will be presented to the communities for review and discussion.
Once we completed the survey, we were put into small groups. Led by a facilitator, we offered feedback on each of the questions in the survey, and I thought a good discussion (and some venting, which is fine!).
On a personal note, my husband asked me why I was attending this meeting as my children are both in college now. I told him that 1. I want to know what I will be voting for in November, 2016 when E-SPLOST appears on the ballot and 2. I care about the DeKalb School System.