Tuesday, April 12, 2016

DeKalb County School System: Public Meetings for Secondary School Facility Planning & Feasibility Study
Round 1: Tuesday, April 12th @ Tucker HS
Important! Important!Important!

Okay, Dunwoody.....here's your chance to have input on solutions to the overcrowding of our schools.  Peachtree Charter MS is scheduled to  have 16 trailers the 2016-2017 school year. Read more at Stan Jester's latest blog: http://factchecker.stanjester.com/2016/03/6373/

The DeKalb County School District is conducting an assessment of its middle school and high school facilities to determine challenges and needs for the future.  This assessment is known as the Secondary School Facility Planning and Feasibility Study.

The study will identify the challenges and opportunities facing each middle school and high school, determine options to address the needs identified, and prepare regional master plans to implement the options. The regional master plans will be presented to the Board of Education for approval as input into the 2017-2022 E-SPLOST program.

The study will review feeder patterns, re-clustering attendance areas, additions to schools and new/replacement schools.

Five regional community meetings in three rounds for the public to participate in this process. Those dates are:

Round 1 (Gather input on the challenges and opportunities facing the region)
  • Tuesday April 12th at Tucker HS at 6:30pm
  • Thursday April 14th at Southwest DeKalb HS at 6:30pm
Round 2 (Present options for public input)
  • Tuesday May 10th at Dunwoody HS at 6:30pm
  • Thursday May 12th at McNair HS at 6:30pm
Round 3 (Present Recommended Plan)
  • Thursday, July 14th at AIC at 6:30pm
For more information please visit the website at: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/secondaryschoolfacilitystudy/


  1. It is important to attend one of the two meetings in Round 1 as those are information/opinion gathering meetings. The Round 2 meeting will present the staff's/consultant's solutions and look for input, but it is critical that Dunwoody be well represented at the Round 1 meetings.


  2. Slide 33 of the Presentation given at the April 12 meeting just confirms how SPLOST dollars have been mis-used in the past.

    Slide 33 lists examples of costs for recent high school additions. DCSD spent $45 million for 1200 new seats in Region 4.

    But guess what? Slide 5 shows that Region 4 has over 1500 unused seats.

    It looks like DCSD spent SPLOST dollars in exactly the wrong place. If that $45 had been spent on new seats in Region 1 we would have a difficult but manageable situation, rather than the mess we have now.