DeKalb schools have operated an online-only model during the coronavirus pandemic this school year. But several parents and employees have continued to voice facility concerns ranging from schoolhouse overcrowding to basic amenities . The district is urging students, parents, employees and community members to visit the district’s website to provide input into the plan. The DeKalb County Board of Education approved a contract in August for work on its comprehensive master plan to alleviate schoolhouse overcrowding. The district chose architecture firm Perkins & Will for the project, at a cost of $1.9 million. According to the district, each school system facility will be evaluated to gauge the condition of windows, roofs, and HVAC systems, among other features.
By Wilborn P. Nobles III