School System Looking to Sell Briarcliff High Land to Close Budget Gap?
The Department of Veteran Affairs is interested in building a health care facility on 12 to 15 acres on the North Druid Hills Road site, according to sources.
The DeKalb County School System may be looking to sell unused land around the now-defunct Briarcliff High School on North Druid Hills Road to plug a budget gap.
The school system has been speaking with a broker representing the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, which wants to build a health care facility on 12 to 15 acres in a deal that would go for about $800,000 to $1 million, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
From the story:
Zimmerman said he first approached the school board about a year ago, but found no interest. Now, with their budget in disarray, school officials are taking his calls. DeKalb is facing a tax increase and cuts to its teaching staff to close a potential deficit of $73 million next year.
There's a bunch of good stuff in the AJC's story, including some of school board member Paul Womack's concerns, so check it out. Presently, the school's primary use seems to be a home base for Teen Wolf, the MTV show that has shot at the school on and off over the last two years.
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