Decatur schools break down $75 million bond expenditures

City Schools Decatur provided an updated delineation of expenditures if the $75 million general obligation bond is passed in November. CSD’s current enrollment is 4,658, with projections calling for 6,527 students by 2020, a figure that doesn’t include annexation.

The breakdown:

  • $22 million pays for renovation/new construction at Decatur High, including a new media center, new kitchen/cafeteria and 14 classrooms. Current capacity: 1,353. New construction capacity: 1,600 or 95 percent of current projections for 2020.
  • $15.425 million pays for demolition/renovation/new construction at Renfroe Middle, including a new main entrance, new kitchen/cafeteria/stage, four new science labs and 10 new general classrooms. Current capacity: 1,268. New construction capacity: 1,613 or 93 percent of projections.
  • $15 million for construction of a new elementary/4/5 Academy with a combined capacity of 549 students, and another $10 million for land acquisition.
  • $3 million for a total 30 modular classrooms (including 10 at DHS and 12 at Renfroe).
  • $7 million for a new Early Childhood Learning Center
  • $2.575 million for bond issuance, program contingency/management.