Decatur School Board Delays Annexation DecisionDecatur Metro | October 30, 2012
“Using only current values is not significantly insightful,” he said.
A study committee delivered a 24-page report that said annexation would force the school system to quickly build or expand buildings, raise taxes and cut programs.
Wisniewski said two of six areas considered for annexation–the ones including the Publix shopping center and Suburban Plaza–had the biggest financial upside for the schools.
This is an interesting point. If we’re going to adjust enrollment projections in annexed areas into the future based on current student residency inside the city, we should also attempt to adjust commercial values to bring them in line with values inside the current city limits. At least, that’s what it sounds like Mr. Wisniewski is getting at.
The delay in a School Board decision now puts all official board decisions (school and city) on annexation into the month of December.