Options for E-SPLOST Budget Issues

Public Input Meetings

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is holding five (5) public meetings to seek public input on proposed options to address the E-SPLOST budget.

The five meetings will be held at the following locations on the following dates:

    • Clarkston High School, August 26, 2019, 7:00 pm
    • Chamblee High School, August 27, 2019, 7:00 pm
    • Miller Grove High School, August 28, 2019, 7:00 pm
    • Columbia High School, September 4, 2019, 7:00 pm
    • Lakeside High School, September 10, 2019, 7:00 pm

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will also hold a public hearing regarding the Comprehensive Arts School and E-SPLOST IV. The hearing will be held on September, 19, 2019, 7 pm,  at the Administrative and Instructional Complex (AIC) Auditorium.

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Commitee of the Whole Presentation

November 4, 2019

Art School Public Hearing – September 19, 2019

Updated Enrollment Forecast and Impact on E-SPLOST Construction Projects

Presentation to the Board of Education- July 8, 2019

The DeKalb County School District is exploring options to address E-SPLOST budget issues and ongoing school building conditions.The proposed options were presented to the Board of Education on July 8, 2019.

A key part of the proposed options is a potential referendum to approve a general obligation (“GO”) bond issue to complete the current E-SPLOST program and to complete additional projects to address urgent facility needs. The size of the bond would be in the range of $222 Million to $265 Million.

New Online Survey!

(The online survey closed September 17, 2019)

Online Survey Results

Public Feedback

Public Meetings

Below are the Small Group discussion boards from each of the E-SPLOST/ Budget Issue meetings. Responses and discussions are grouped by the question.

  1. Which proposed actions in step 1 do you support? Why?
  2. Which proposed actions in step 1 do you not support? Why?
  3. Which other projects in the E-SPLOST 5 program should the District consider removing, reducing, or increasing? Why?
  4. Which option for the Arts School do you prefer? Why?
    • Funded in E-SPLOST 5 at the Avondale MS site for $15 million
    • Funded in GO Bond at the Avondale MS site for $15 million
    • Funded in E-SPLOST at a different site with a larger facility to include a Performing Arts Center for greater than $70 million
    • Cancel the Arts School Project
  5. What are the pros/cons of the moving the High-Achievers Magnet program from Chamblee Charter HS to the new Cross Keys HS?
  6. Which GO Bond option do you prefer? Why?
    • GO Bond ($265 million) program including more elementary schools
    • GO Bond ($222 million) program including fewer elementary schools
    • Minimal GO Bond($100 million) program only to complete E-SPLOST 4 & 5
    • No GO Bond