Friday, March 30, 2018

Reporter News: "Brookhaven Apartments Eyed for New High School, City Official Says"

A new Cross Keys High School could be coming to Buford Highway in Brookhaven, a city official says, but DeKalb School officials are being tight-lipped about the possibility.

Brookhaven Councilmember Joe Gebbia confirmed rumors that the DeKalb County School District is looking at property in Brookhaven and along Buford Highway to build a new Cross Keys High School.

“That’s a possibility, and they have the right of eminent domain,” Gebbia said. While he said he does not know of any specific properties being looked at, he said Superintendent Stephen Green has said the district is looking at land adjacent to the current Cross Keys High School, located at 1626 North Druid Hills Road.


Brookhaven apartments eyed for new high school, city official says

A new Cross Keys High School could be coming to Buford Highway in Brookhaven, a city official says, but DeKalb School officials are being tight-lipped about the possibility. Brookhaven Councilmember Joe Gebbia confirmed rumors that the DeKalb County School District is looking at property in Brookhaven and along Buford Highway to build a new Cross [...]
So, if the new Cross Keys HS is ultimately built on Buford Highway property that currently houses apartments, there is a significant chance many more students will be forced move out of the CKHS cluster.

Are Dan Drake and his staff planning to re-adjust the future enrollment projections for Cross Keys cluster? Will a 2,500 seat High School facility really be necessary?  If so, then there certainly doesn't appear to be a need for additional classrooms at Chamblee High????   Can the timeframe for the addition at Dunwoody HS be moved up?  

Note, before I get another nasty email abaout Dunwoody "privilege":  The only reason I'm advocating an accelerated timeline for the Dunwoody HS addition over the Chamblee HS addition is because the Dunwoody cluster is the only cluster that recorded a significant FTE increase and is expecting another increase next fall:



Still lots of moving parts here.  I still maintain that DCSD should put a hold on that addition at Chamblee.     

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for using this platform to point out the flaws in DCSD's plan. This is a legitimate issue that will impact the quality of a Dunwoody education as well as quality of life for anyone who ever tries to drive near the campus.

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