DeKalb Schools will bring to the board on Monday a recommendation to construct a 750-seat, 38-classroom, two-story addition to Lakeside High School. The project will also include
- Kitchen extension (1,546 sq/ft)
- Cafeteria extension (2,025 sq/ft)
- New media center addition (4,391 sq/ft)
- 3 story employee parking garage
- 138 additional student outdoor parking
Note: This project will not include any renovations or additions to existing media rooms, art rooms, gymnasium, fields (not including softball field relocation), or any other core spaces or surrounding infrastructure.
What are your thoughts?
The following plans represent a conceptual approach to locating building additions and site modifications at the schools recommended for additions and reconfiguration. These conceptual plans are intended for the purpose of determining feasibility only.
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Enrollment/Capacity – Lakeside High School (Oct 2016)
Lakeside currently has 2,184 students enrolled and is expected to have 2,619 students (863 students over current capacity) by year 2022.
|Enrollment By Grade (Oct 2016)||Total||Total||Available||Percent|
The administration recommends constructing a 750-seat, 38-classroom, two-story addition extending the current footprint and bringing the school to 132 classrooms.
The recommendation is to construct a new kitchen/cafeteria addition, as well as a new media center addition. These modifications will expand core areas by 7,962-square-ft.
|August Round 3 Estimates||Cost||September Final Recommendation||Change in Seats||Estimates||Change In Funding|
|1||600 seat addition at Dunwoody HS||$23 million||600 seats (2,100 seat capacity)||0||$16.4 million||– 29%|
|2||450 seat addition at Peachtree MS||$17 million||450 seats (1,700 seat capacity)||0||$13.9 million||– 18%|
|3||900 seat addition at Lakeside HS||$34 million||750 seats (2,500 seat capacity)||– 17%||$22.1 million||– 35%|
|4||500 seat addition at Chamblee HS||$19 million||600 seats (2,400 seat capacity)||+ 17%||$16.4 million||– 14%|
The estimated total cost of the proposed recommendation has flucuated over the last few months +/- 35%. It was most recently $16.4 million. The latest estimated total cost of the proposed recommendation is $26,200,000.
Total Budget Cost includes direct construction costs, Arch/Eng. fees, site testing fees, furniture/fixtures/equipment, and project contingencies. These costs were developed from historical cost information compiled by School Planning and Management, in their Annual School Construction Report
2015, Region 5 (Southeast United States) cost per student for new high schools. These costs were then inflation adjusted for year 2019.
It estimated that 125 students will be redistricted from Tucker HS to Lakeside HS. It is also estimated that 250 students in Sagamore will be redistricted to Cross Keys.
Board of Education Meeting
These recommendations will be presented to the board at the end of the 2pm business meeting this coming Monday. There will be public comment at 5:45pm. The board is expected to vote on this in December. You may get on the list to speak this Monday at public comment by emailing Margaret_Francois (Margaret_Francois@dekalbschoolsga.org)