Just a friendly reminder – The Decatur School Board is holding a special meeting tonight at 7:30p at the CSD Central Office to discuss the impact of the $82 million GO bond the board has officially requested be put before voters in November. The official action item on the agenda is…
Request the Board approve direction timing and millage request for the GO Bond prior to joint meeting.
In preparation for the meeting, the AJC provided a summary of the issue over the weekend, which summarized the issues associated with the bond project and added…
There’s also the question if older residents, or residents without children, or residents with children who’ve aged out of CSD, should pay for extensive school additions. In recent weeks the city’s asked the General Assembly for Homestead Exemptions for those over 65 with fixed or low incomes. It’s also collating data from a recently-completed Lifelong Community survey asking how Decatur can remain a desirable home for older residents as well as young families.
“I’m really concerned in general about the future of our school district,” co-chairman Julie Rhame told fellow board members during a Feb. 10 meeting.
Additionally, Decaturish posted a few quotes this morning from the three Decatur City Commissioners present at last week’s meeting regarding the bond issue. For now, the Commission seems to be taking a “wait and see” approach before giving an opinion on the issue.
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