In March, the DeKalb County School Board voted to adopt the superintendents plan to close eight schools as part of a redistricting effort, affecting 9,000 students. The schools in question are: Atheron, Glen Haven, Gresham Park, Peachcrest, Medlock and Sky Haven Elementary Schools; along with Avondale Middle School and Avondale High School.
Under Superintendent Ramona Tyson’s plan, eight schools will close.
Six of them will be decommissioned; two of them will be put on inactive status, meaning they could open again in the future. Tyson has said the shutdowns would save the district $12 million a year and would reduce the number of open seats from 11,000 to 6,000.
The move also redraws school lines throughout the county.