School board to consider new attendance lines, school closures

The DeKalb County school board will meet Thursdaydec. 6 at 2 p.m. to discuss school closures and attendance line changes recommended this week by Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson.

Her plan would close a dozen schools that were slated for renovations. Atkinson proposes using the money saved to accelerate work on other projects. She also has recommended issuing $80 million in bonds against future sales tax revenue to fund work earlier.

The board is scheduled for a final vote at 6 p.m. on Dec. 10. Both meetings are at 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd., Stone Mountain. The details are online at

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