The DeKalb County School Board is considering a proposal to change DeKalb County Schools attendance zones. In particular the school board is considering moving the Idlewood Elementary School attendance zone from Tucker High School to Stone Mountain High School cluster.
Moving Idlewood Elementary School from Tucker High School attendance zone to Stone Mountain High School attendance zones would cause home values in the Idlewood Elementary School District to drop. Just talking about moving Idlewood from the Tucker cluster to the Stone Mountain cluster will chill home values.
Residents in the Idlewood Elementary School District need to immediately contact the DeKalb County School Board and let them know what you think.
DeKalb County School Board Proposed Organization of Region 2 (Druid Hills High School, Lakeside High School, Tucker High School) school clusters.
- Tear down Pleasantdale Elementary School (689 seats) & rebuild as a 900 seat school* (+211 seats) opening in 2018-2019 school year
- Adjust boundaries for efficiency in enrollment at Evansdale Elementary School for 2018-2019 school year
- Tear down Smoke Rise Elementary School (557 seats) & rebuild as a 900 seat school* (+343 seats) opening school year 2018-2019
- Consolidate Livsey Elementary School (-357 seats) into rebuilt Smoke Rise Elementary School for 2018-2019 school year
- Move Idlewood Elementary School (808 seats) from Tucker High School cluster to Stone Mountain High School cluster for 2018-2019 school year, alleviating overcrowding at Tucker High School and Tucker Middle School **
- Move Evansdale Elementary School (552 seats) from Lakeside High School cluster to Tucker High School cluster for 2018-2019 School Year , alleviating overcrowding at Lakeside High School & Henderson Middle School **
- Increase capacity at Henderson Middle School by 138 seats* with addition opening school year 2015-2016 (not shifting Evansdale ES to Tucker cluster would require adding additional capacity of 438 seats)
DeKalb County School Boards News Release Dec. 6, 2012
On Thursday, Dec. 6, the DeKalb Board of Education discussed revisions made to the proposed 2016-17 school organization, attendance zone adjustments and bond financing as presented by the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Facilities Management Department. The draft Proposed School Organization must be submitted to the state by January 2013 in order to continue receiving up to $40 million in reimbursements from state capital bond funds over the next five years. The Board’s upcoming vote on Dec. 10 approves the first read of the draft, thus initiating the public input process, which will be held Dec. 11, 2012 through Jan. 16, 2013. On Jan. 23, 2013, Board will vote to approve the draft Proposed School Organization in order to begin the review process with the state. The Board’s final vote on the Five-Year Local Facilities Plan will take place in May 2013. “Whatever changes we make, if we make any, will be based on significant public input,” said Board Chairman Eugene Walker. The purpose of the Board’s discussion on Dec. 6 was to:
- Develop a plan to participate in state capital outlay program
- Start public information process for any boundary adjustments for next school year
- Decide cash-flow or bond financing model for SPLOST-IV program