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Potential DeKalb School Closures

March 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The DeKalb County school board is scheduled for a controversial vote on Monday March 7, 2011 regarding the potential closure of up to 8 schools.

DeKalb County has faced a drop in enrollment and currently has  a large number of empty seats, that coupled with a reduction in funding has brought this issue, which has been floating around for several years, to the forefront.

The schools on the chopping block are:

  • Gresham Park Elementary
  • Atherton Elementary
  • Glen Haven Elementary
  • Sky Haven Elementary
  • Peachcrest Elementary
  • Medlock Elementary
  • Avondale Middle
  • Avondale High

These potential closures would impact approximate 9,000 students that would have to change schools. It is said that this proposal could save as much as $12 million a year. There have been public forums held over the past few weeks where parents packed the house to give their input to the board members.

The school board meeting that will include the final vote will begin at 6pm March 7, 2011 at 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd in Stone Mountain.

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