DeKalb Schools says that every five years, school districts across the state submit a list of schools to participate in the state capital outlay program. The district is completing an application for funding that requires a list of its schools.
The Proposed School Organization lists the schools a school district expects to operate in the coming years. The document forms the basis for development of a detailed plan called the “Local Five-Year Facility Plan,” which provides the district’s justification to participate in the state capital outlay program.
Currently, the district is eligible to receive up to $40 million in additional funds dependent upon state approval.
The DeKalb School Board delayed its first vote on a working draft of the 2016-17 Proposed School Organization until Jan. 7. A second vote on the final draft will take place on Jan. 23.
In January, the district planning staff will revise its briefing to focus the community’s understanding on DeKalb’s list of schools and minimize any discussion of boundary changes.
This list of schools will incorporate the new schools added under the SPLOST IV capital program.
District staff will update the current list of 2007-2012 schools to show SPLOST IV new school buildings and any decommissioned buildings through 2016-2017.
The public information meetings take place 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the following dates:
-- Region 5: Jan. 8 at McNair High, 1804 Bouldercrest Road S.E. in Atlanta.
-- Region 3: Jan. 9 at Redan High, 5247 Redan Road in Stone Mountain.
-- Region 4: Jan. 10 at Martin Luther King Jr. High, 3991 Snapfinger Road in Lithonia.
-- Region 2: Jan. 15 at Tucker High, 5036 LaVista Road in Tucker.
--Region 1: Jan. 16 at Dunwoody High, 5035 Vermack Road in Dunwoody.
-- Districtwide: Jan. 17 at the DeKalb County School District Administrative and Instructional Complex, 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd. in Stone Mountain.
The public also may e-mail ideas, comments and suggestions to email@example.com.
After the public information sessions, the working draft will be put into final form for the DeKalb Board of Education’s approval on Jan. 23. That document will be sent to the Georgia Department of Education for its initial review. For more information, visit www.dekalb.k12.ga.us.