Fayette County is shedding itself of an elementary school that has never housed more than a few dozen students since the day it opened four years ago, but at a loss of more than $4 million to taxpayers.
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Tracking tax dollars
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first wrote about the nearly vacant Rivers Elementary School in 2011. Today’s story is about the sale of the school, which cost county taxpayers about $10 million to build, to an investment group for $5.17 million. It will provide office space for a large movie studio now under construction.