The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) broke ground on construction projects at Miller Grove, Southwest DeKalb and Martin Luther King Jr. high schools recently.
The construction at Miller Grove includes a classroom addition and renovations to several existing classrooms. The project will cost approximately $6 million and is slated to be complete in September. 2014.
All projects will be paid for using funds from the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax (SPLOST). The one-cent tax will help fund capital improvement projects for the district through 2017 and will fund approximately 300 projects district wide.
To date, SPLOST has provided more than $1.2 billion in revenue to support capital improvement plans for DCSD since 1997. Since then, 22 new schools, 22 major renovations and modifications and many other capital renewal projects have been completed.
The construction at Southwest DeKalb includes 35 new classrooms, an auditorium and an amphitheater. The project will also provide renovations to the existing building, including updates to plumbing facilities and the roof.
According to a press release, the project at Southwest DeKalb combines funds from SPLOST III and SPLOST IV.
Renovations at Martin Luther King Jr. High School include a new ninth-grade wing, administrative area and classrooms.