In a post by Jester on his DeKalb Schools Fact Checker blog, the estimated total cost of the proposed recommendation is $21,200,000.
Also in the proposed plan, Jester says the project contemplates adding:
- 116 space parking lot in front of school fronting Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
- Kitchen extension (984 sq/ft)
- Cafeteria extension (1,891 sq/ft)
- Media center expansion (2,647 sq/ft)
- 2 story employee parking garage
Jester explains the plan at this point is “a conceptual approach to locating building additions and site modifications at the schools recommended for additions and reconfiguration”. He adds this project proposal does not include “any renovations or additions to existing art rooms, locker rooms, band room, choir room, gymnasium, fields, or any other core spaces or surrounding infrastructure.”
Currently, Chamblee High School has capacity for 1,810 students and according to Jester, the school is at 9o% capacity with only 186 seats available. By the year 2022, at rates contemplated by the School District, Chamblee High could find itself over capacity by 518 students.
“These recommendations will be presented to the board at the end of the 2pm business meeting this coming Monday,” Jester adds. “There will be public comment at 5:45pm. The board is expected to vote on this in December.”