|Rendering of new Austin Elementary School|
Posted by Dyana Bagby on November 15, 2016.
The Dunwoody City Council voted unanimously Nov. 14 to enter into an agreement to swap Dunwoody Senior Baseball fields to the DeKalb schools for Austin Elementary and $3.6 million in cash.
The vote was the culmination of nearly a year of negotiations between the city and the DeKalb County School District to find a place to build a new Austin Elementary School to help ease the overcrowding in the district.
Laurel Butler brought her two young boys with her to ask the council to vote in favor of the deal because, she said, the current Austin Elementary School is unsafe.
“We live in the Austin school zone … and we are also a baseball family,” she said. “My fourth grader is learning in trailers with no bathrooms. In the event of a tornado, students have to be shuffled [from trailers] into the school building. The school is not a safe place for our children.
Click the following link to read the entire article: http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2016/11/15/dunwoody-council-approves-austin-land-swap-deal/
Further information can be found on John Heneghan's blog: http://dunwoodynorth.blogspot.com/2016/11/dunwoody-city-council-approves-location.html