It’s Beacon – CSD holding meeting at new officeAn artist's rendering of the Beacon Municipal Center. Photo obtained via TheDecaturMinute.com
City Schools of Decatur will hold its first Board of Education meeting in its new home, the Beacon Municipal Center.
The June 10 meeting begins at 6:30 pm and will be held at the Beacon center, located at 125 Electric Avenue in Decatur, GA. All meetings are open to the public.
CSD has been holding its meetings at the former Westchester Elementary school, which is reopening as a K-3 school this fall.
Enrollment data published by the system show that school administrators are projecting an enrollment of 4,364 students for the 2014-2015 school year, 385 more than the 2013-2014 enrollment.
The grades with the biggest projected increases in enrollment year-to-year are third grade, which is adding 80 students, and fifth grade, which is adding 58 students.
Agenda items include a new school policy on weapons, a new student code of conduct and the Fiscal Year 2015 budget.
City Schools of Decatur is revising its weapons and student conduct policies in response to the “guns everywhere” law, House Bill 60, signed by Gov. Nathan Deal in April of this year. Deal’s Democratic opponent, state Sen. Jason Carter, also voted for the bill.
The BOE agenda recommends tabling the weapons policy until the next board meeting.
According to a draft of the new policy, it would completely rewrite definition of firearms, expanding it to include, rocket launchers, bazookas, mortars and hand grenades.
The board agenda recommends approving the student code of conduct revisions which include penalties for behavior defined as a “school-wide threat or intimidation.”