City Schools of Decatur releases updated presentation on school construction

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2015
City Schools of Decatur Administrative Offices. Photo by Dena Mellick

City Schools of Decatur Administrative Offices. Photo by Dena Mellick

City Schools of Decatur has released an updated presentation on how it plans to spend $75 million designated for school construction projects.

Voters are being asked to approve the $75 million bond issue on Nov. 3. Residents would also be raising their own taxes by as much as 8 percent.

The school system intends to use the money to renovate Decatur High and Renfroe Middle. It also plans to add portables and build a new elementary school.

The differences between the two documents are most apparent in the sections concerning Decatur High and Renfroe Middle. The new presentation shows fewer parking spaces than initially planned for the high school, and the “full renovation” for the main building listed in the first document has been revised to say “limited renovation.”

The initial presentation for Renfroe said crews would demolish 25,000 square feet of the existing building. That’s been reduced to 11,000 square feet. The first presentation also said there would be 34 new general classrooms. The updated presentation says there will be 10.

Decaturish has read through each proposal and highlighted the major changes in the wording.

HIGH SCHOOL RENOVATIONS

First presentation: “Full Renovation of existing Main Building”

Updated presentation: “Limited Renovation of existing Main Building”

First presentation: “Development of a new Visitor Drop off / Parking – N. McDonough St.”

Updated presentation: DELETED

First presentation: “Development of approximately 140 new Parking Spaces”

Updated presentation: “Development of approximately 134 new Parking Spaces”

First presentation: “Development of a new Internal Courtyard / Program Space”

Updated presentation: DELETED

RENFROE MIDDLE RENOVATIONS

First presentation: “Demolition of approximately 25,000 Square Feet of existing facility”

Updated presentation: “Demolition of approximately 11,000 Square Feet of existing facility”

First presentation: “Limited Renovation of existing Main Building where New Addition connects”

Updated presentation: DELETED

First presentation: “Development of approximately 40 new Parking Spaces”

Updated presentation: “Development of approximately 55 new Parking Spaces”

First presentation: “Development of Three Physical Education Classrooms”

Updated presentation: DELETED

First presentation: “Development of Five New Science Lab/Classrooms”

Updated presentation: “Development of Four New Science Lab/Classrooms”

First presentation: “Development of approximately 34 New General Classrooms”

Updated presentation: “Development of approximately 10 New General Classrooms”

Here is the original presentation:

CSD $75 Million Bond

Here is the updated presentation:

CSD $75 Million Bond Package Final Presentation 08.28.2015 (2)

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