Bryan sent in this scene this morning from the site of former DeKalb Hooper Alexander Elementary School on Memorial Drive, which borders the Midway Woods neighborhood to the north. (MAP)
DeKalb County recently tore down three vacant elementary schools around the county and plans to return them to greenspace before deciding what to do with the property, according to Crossroads News.
CSD sent out this note to folks this afternoon…
The calendar drafts were presented to the Board of Education on July 8, 2014 and shared with staff and parents on July 9 – August 7, 2014 for feedback and comments. Click on this link to read feedback received from parents, teachers and community members.
At the August 2014 Board Meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 School Year Calendars:
Please read below for background information on the calendar development process.
It’s City Commission meeting day! Here’s another item on the table that provides a bit of insight into the coming Annexation Master Plan timeline. The city is set to vote on approving $25,000 to fund the creation of the Master Plan by the Sizemore Group.
The Draft Proposal gives a hint on the breadth of the project and gives some specific areas the city is interested in investigating. Bolding is mine…
The overall purpose of this effort is to provide technical analytical services to the City of Decatur to assess the impact on the annexation of the study area into the City of Decatur. Specifically, Future Residential development, and the demographic impact it would have on the City of Decatur Schools. This effort will also identify the likely future Residential, Commercial and Institutional Development of the entire area defined in the study at one-year, five-year and ten-year milestones so that the economic impact of the Taxation cash flow on the schools and civic support services can be done by the CSD and the City of Decatur respectively. Special emphasis will be needed to estimate the school age population and make recommendations for incorporating students into the City Schools of Decatur, to include an assessment for educational facilities needs and any related land that would be needed for school uses. Specific outcomes of this study include:
Technical support materials for the annexation growth plan for the City of Decatur that capitalizes on the study area assets, including DeKalb Medical Center and Patel Plaza, and incorporates known and potential redevelopment opportunities, such as the Selig Walmart plan and the Fuqua mixed-use development plan and future development which is as yet unplanned but to be reasonably expected in the next ten years in and around Decatur; estimating their impact on the city schools and on the potential growth of the tax base.
The draft proposal also indicates that there will be public feedback sessions and three work sessions between the Commission and CSD School Board during the Master Plan process, which is scheduled to be completed by November.
City Schools of Decatur invites the community to discuss the needed capital improvements to accommodate the growing student population at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School. Please join us on August 14 at 6:30 PM in the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center and on August 19 at 6:30 PM in the Renfroe Middle School Library.Master Planning Work Sessions and ForumsDHS- Thursday 8/14 School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting at 5:00 PM (no public comment at SLT Worksession)DHS- Thursday 8/14 Community Forum at 6:30 PM (includes public comment time)RMS- Tuesday 8/19 School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting at 5:00 PM (no public comment at SLT Worksession)RMS- Tuesday 8/19 Community Forum at 6:30 PM (includes public comment time)
Presentation of Proposed Master Plans and Phase 1 ConceptsRMS – Wednesday 9/24 at 6:30 PMDHS – Thursday 9/25 at 6:30 PM