The Dunwoody Crier is reporting this week that many are not happy with the E-SPLOST Project List scheduled to be voted on at Monday’s board meeting.
Austin ES Parent Council Supports Honoring City Lines
Dick Williams for the Crier reports,
“Another major voice has been raised in the community discussion over how best to re-district north DeKalb public schools.
The school council of Austin Elementary School in Dunwoody has voted to oppose the expansions of Dunwoody High and Peachtree Charter Middle schools. The council at Montgomery Elementary in Brookhaven has taken the same position.
‘We believe that children should attend schools within their own municipalities and priority should be placed on creating a new (school) cluster in the city of Doraville.’ … Continue Reading Here >>“
$23 million changed to $16 million
Linda Bannister Talks Back To the Crier,
“The DeKalb County School District has again modified plans for spending hundreds of millions of e-SPLOST dollars on school additions in our county. When schools in Dunwoody sent out email blasts asking for parents to quickly support ‘Plan B’ via an online survey, we were told of a $23 million investment at Dunwoody High School. Talks of new locker rooms, a new gym, and dedicated rooms for chorus and drama were spread among the community.
When it comes to DeKalb, you can’t believe anything they tell you. The $23 million changed to $16 million as soon as the online vote was closed.” Continue Reading Here >>
What is DHS Getting for $16 Million?
In a letter to the Crier, Rick Callihan writes,
“Dunwoody High School has lots of great students, staff, and teachers, but there are several things that need improved at our local high school. Unfortunately, the $16 million e-SPLOST project currently being pushed for DHS not only fails to address the school’s shortcomings, it will make things worse …
DHS gets $16 million, making room for more desks and hundreds more students, but not much else. Simply adding desks and students while ignoring common areas and dedicated space for the arts and athletics is a bad idea.” Continue Reading Here >>
Dunwoody Residents are not Alone in Feeling Betrayed and Misled
Alice White writes,
“Dunwoody residents are not alone in feeling betrayed and misled by DeKalb. Chamblee and Lakeside parents, as well as parents at several of their feeder elementary schools, have organized to delay a final vote on the expenditure of the e-SPLOST funds.
It is disappointing that we have not seen any public statements from our city council members on this topic. These massive school additions impact homeowners, especially those residing near Vanderlyn and DHS.” Continue Reading Here >>