Chamblee Charter High School now has the funds to rebuild, after the DeKalb County Board of Education Nov. 8 approved to allocate funds from a federal bond program to replace the aging facility.
The board approved that $58 million in bonds to be sold to add to the $11.7 million the school has banked from an ongoing special local option sales tax, said Jeff Dickerson, a spokesman for the DeKalb County school district.
Chamblee Charter High School serves a mix of resident students from the Brookhaven and Chamblee areas, as well as transfer students and high-performing students from across the district who attend the school for the magnet program.
The move to fund the school comes in the middle of an effort to close, reconsolidate and redraw attendance lines for elementary, middle and high schools across the district.
The first meeting regarding the school closures and redistricting is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov.9 at Chamblee Charter High School.