School Board Votes Against Selling Adams Stadium Land
Paul Womack said the land could be valuable for a future high school site.
The DeKalb County Board of Education voted Monday not to sell Adams Stadium and some of the school system's adjoining land, possibly because it could serve a future high school that would relieve already overburdened classrooms in the area.
The board voted 6-1 to keep the land off North Druid Hills Road, which was recently appraised at about $18 million, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Atkinson said last week that she had no immediate buyer for the Adams Stadium property, but wanted to put it in circulation. “You know there’s always interest,” she told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “but until you go through the process and you really sit down and somebody’s ready to sign on the dotted line, I never say there’s a buyer.”
School board chairman Eugene Walker said DeKalb no longer needed the property nor the adjacent International Student Center.
Read the rest of the AJC story for more information.
Discussion of the sale began over the summer when the school board was debating serious budget cuts. Adams currently serves as a number schools' football teams, and the nearby shuttered Briarcliff High School is used mostly as a location for movies and television.
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