The SPLOST V building additions at Lakeside HS (LHS), Chamblee Charter HS (CCHS) and Dunwoody HS (DHS) will be “classroom additions and necessary core space additions and/or parking spaces”. But what does that really mean?
BUILDING ADDITIONS – PROJECT LIST
I met with Joshua Williams, the Chief Operating Officer, and the other board members on Monday. The building additions project includes the following:
* Classroom additions
* Kitchen extension
* Cafeteria extension
* New/extended media center addition
* New parking
Each building addition project has a specific budget. Whatever money is left over from the building additions, will go into the district wide E-SPLOST Contingency Fund. There will absolutely not be any renovations done to other areas of the school with building additions budget unless they are impacted by the original projects.
BUILDING ADDITIONS & FIELD RENOVATIONS – SCHEDULE
In March 2017, the board and administration passed a schedule for all E-SPLOST V projects. That schedule has not changed. At DHS, engineers are looking into the possibility of separating out the field renovations project and doing that early.
|Project||Description||Budget||Anticipated Overall Start Date||Anticipated Construction Start Date||Anticipated Construction Finish Date||Anticipated Overall Finish Date|
|Chamblee HS||30-classroom addition||$21,540,000||Mar. 2017||Nov. 2018||Jul. 2020||Oct. 2020|
|New Cross Keys HS||New 119-classroom high school||$84,800,000||Aug. 2017||Sep. 2019||Sep. 2021||Jun. 2022|
|Lakeside HS||38-classroom addition and synthetic turf installation||$26,990,000||Nov. 2018||Jul. 2020||Mar. 2022||Jun. 2022|
|Dunwoody HS||26-classroom addition and synthetic turf installation||$17,690,000||Feb. 2019||Oct. 2020||Jun. 2022||Sep. 2022|
|Peachtree MS||26-classroom addition||$14,100,000||Oct. 2019||Jun. 2021||Feb. 2023||May. 2023|
NEW CROSS KEYS / BROOKHAVEN HIGH SCHOOL
$85 million was budgeted for a New Cross Keys HS at the former Briarcliff HS site (or cost-neutral alternative site). A majority of the new Cross Keys High School population will live West of I-85 plus students from Sagamore and/or perhaps Oak Grove. The current Briarcliff HS site is East of I-85 on Druid Hills Rd and sits on 17.6 acres.
E-SPLOST V also includes artificial turf installation at 19 high schools. At LHS and DHS, the turf installation will happen at the same time as the building additions.