ATLANTA - The Atlanta City Council has approved the Emory annexation proposal along with the expansion of Atlanta Public Schools’ district boundaries into unincorporated DeKalb County. The proposal has drawn a lot of criticism. Many people are worried about increased traffic and the potential impact on public schools.
DeKalb County parents joined a number of DeKalb County Board of Education members Monday to speak against the proposed annexation.
DeKalb County School Board members said the move would be seen as a precedent-setting power grab for APS, which many said is already one of the wealthiest school districts in Georgia.
DeKalb County officials said it’s not in the best interest of the students, only impacting some 10 students. They said it’s more of APS trying to land and money grab taking some $2.5 million in revenue from the DeKalb County School District.
Officials are mad because originally they were led to believe school boundaries were not to be included in the proposal.
The annexation is scheduled to happen the first of the year.