You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Decatur schools purchase more land next to Westchester Elementary


City Schools Decatur has purchased more land next to Westchester Elementary, this parcel comprising 0.4 acres at 204 Westchester Drive. CThe cost is $515,000 with a closing date of May 11.

In January 2016 CSD, purchased the house next door at 208 Westchester at 0.3 acres for $489,000. Both properties back up to the eastern edge of the school’s property.

“It’s too early to say what we’ll do over there,” Superintendent David Dude said this week. “It opens the possibility of adding on. It’s challenging getting in and out of Westchester. We could be looking at a driveway, or drop-off point or more parking.

“Basically,” he added, “we don’t have the money to do a project right now. That would be a project for the next capital phase in a couple years.”

CSD has made several property purchases over the last two years. This includes a total of seven acres on Talley Street and South Columbia Drive which will be the future site of some type of elementary school. In November 2015, the school system purchased 0.7 acres next to the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

How about a Beltline-type path connecting Gwinnett’s southern cities?
How about a Beltline-type path connecting Gwinnett’s southern cities?

Imagine, if you will, a greenway: a 10-foot sidewalk with bike paths and more, stretching from Loganville to Grayson to Lawrenceville to Snellville to Lilburn to Stone Mountain, in some capacity or another, touching parks and running alongside busy thoroughfares along the way.  It’s a lofty vision, and one that’s still very, very,...
‘I like flags’: Man accused of swiping Old Glory from sheriff’s facility
‘I like flags’: Man accused of swiping Old Glory from sheriff’s facility

With Independence Day approaching, a homeless Middle Georgia man wanted to display his patriotic spirit and hang the American flag under a bridge where he lives. But Bibb County sheriff’s officials say Joseph Talmadge Schrader chose the wrong place and method to acquire Old Glory. According to the Telegraph of Macon, he allegedly stole the flag...
Georgia 2018: Nick Ayers is not running for governor
Georgia 2018: Nick Ayers is not running for governor

Nick Ayers in November 2016. AP file Nick Ayers, a top adviser to Vice President Mike Pence with ties to many of Georgia’s most prominent politicians, will not enter the race for governor.
Sugar Hill millage rate to stay same, but means slight tax increase
Sugar Hill millage rate to stay same, but means slight tax increase

Sugar Hill has tentatively adopted a millage rate of 3.8 mills for 2017, which will require a 6.2 percent increase for property owners. Without this tentative tax increase, the millage rate would be no more than the calculated rollback rate of 3.578 mills. When property values rise, the city is subject to an automatic tax rate reduction, or rollback...
Henry County student disciplinary case before state Supreme Court
Henry County student disciplinary case before state Supreme Court

The case of a Henry County student expelled in 2014 for a fight has now reached the Georgia Supreme Court. It is the first time that court has heard a student disciplinary case, according to the attorney representing the student, whose claim of self-defense was upheld by a Superior Court judge as well as the Georgia Court of Appeals. Oral arguments...
More Stories