Just as the City of Briarcliff Initiative gains momentum, the area's namesake high school may be torn down.
A flier rallying supporters of the now-defunct Briarcliff High to email and call every DeKalb County Board of Education member was posted on the Briarcliff High School Facebook page on Tuesday night. The flier stated that the DeKalb school board members will discuss the issue during its work session at 2 p.m. on Oct. 7, and may then vote on it at its subsequent business meeting that evening at 7.
However, many of the comments beneath the flier showed lackluster support for keeping the school open, citing the school's age, the area's small student population and the school's need for several repairs and replacements.
One said, " It
occurs to me that out of kindness we put down our pets when they become
old and incurably sick - Briarcliff is an old and sick building. If it
cannot be rehabilitated, I would rather see the building razed than fall
further and further into ruin."
Another said, "The
ridiculous thing about it is that all the schools built about that time
period have the same plumbing, electrical wiring, etc. If they've been
updated, so can Briarcliff be updated."
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