Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Reminder: E-SPLOST Informational Meeting Thursday, October 13th E-SPLOST V Proposed Project List
350 Seat Addition for Chesnut Elementary???

***Reminder:  E-SPLOST V Informational Meeting at Chamblee Charter HS, Thursday, October 13th @ 7:00 pm***

The proposed E-SPLOST V project list is now available on the DCSD website. 

Click the following link for the presentation:

Click the following link for the handouts:

According to the presentation one of the options presented would provide Chesnut Elementary with a 350 seat addition. 

I am a bit confused here.  While Chesnut is in desperate need of renovations (43.17 Facility Condition Assessment rating) Chesnut does not require additional seating unless there is a major redistricting effort planned by the school district.

Also, on the project list for the Dunwoody cluster:
  1. Replacement of playground at Kingsley Elementary
  2. New HVAC system and site improvements at Kingsley Elementary
  3. New HVAC System at Chesnut Elementary
  4. Security improvements at Chesnut Elementary, Kingsley Elementary, Vanderlyn Elementary
  5. New trash compactor for Dunwoody High School & Peachtree Charter MS


  1. Vanderlyn is closing, making room for a bigger high school campus. Vanderlyn will be split to new Austin and Kingsley. Some Kingsley to Chesnut.

  2. Don't know if that's a joke but I think it makes a lot of sense.

  3. I don't know. I'd have to go back and look at the Enrollment Data, but would the extra 200 seats at the new Austin plus the extra 350 at Chesnut be enough?

  4. Looks to me like they are going to use the additional Austin and Chesnut capacity to relieve overcrowding at at the other Dunwoody feeder elementary schools. Hightower and Vanderlyn way over capacity, and Dunwoody and Kingsley are some over capacity. I suspect we are in store for a little redistricting which will shift attendance lines south and east some in the area.

  5. That would be my guess as well. Chesnut's attendance zone was decimated during the last redistricting in the cluster.