Howard opened in 1924 as a segregated elementary school for African American students and was later converted to a high school. Martin Luther King Jr. attended Howard when it was an elementary school.
Howard closed in 1976. In recent years, alumni and Old Fourth Ward neighbors have urged APS to renovate and reopen the school.
The next SPLOST could go before voters in the spring, though many elements of the election have yet to be determined.
If voters approve the SPLOST, the slate of Grady projects could be completed by 2023, Carstarphen said.
Kathy Hart’s daughter is a seventh grader at Inman and will graduate before all the Grady cluster projects would be finished. Still, Hart said Carstarphen’s proposal seems to provide a long-term solution for the area.
“You need to spend the money where people are moving,” she said.
Read the district presentation on the Grady cluster plans: