Among them is a 40-year lease for the Turner building at 98 Anderson Ave. N.W. for KIPP Atlanta Collegiate. The charter operator wants to do a $12 million upgrade there to create a bigger cafeteria and add classroom and office space, according to district documents.
KIPP requested a long lease “given the sizable investment” it would make in APS property.
“The Turner lease will have several provisions that will protect the district's interest in the building and limit its financial liability in the event that the charter is lost or KIPP defaults on its financing,” stated a document prepared by the district and released Friday evening in advance of Monday’s vote.
In December, the school board agreed to let KIPP open two schools, KIPP Soul Primary and KIPP Soul Academy.
KIPP Soul currently has a one-year lease to use the former Walter White Elementary School on Detroit Avenue N.W.; that lease would be allowed to expire on June 30, 2019.
The proposal board members will consider Monday would allow KIPP Soul to lease the former Blalock building for five years, plus optional lease renewals. The district said that proposal has received support from the neighborhood planning unit and Atlanta City Council member Andrea Boone.