Atlanta Public Schools has scored a victory in the proposed annexation of Emory University into the city of Atlanta.
A vote on the annexation by the City Council is set for Dec. 4. The city and DeKalb County recently reached a settlement regarding the annexation proposal. DeKalb County had challenged the 744 acre annexation proposal that also includes petitions from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Power, Villa International, Synod of South Atlantic & Presbyterian Church (USA) Inc. and the Centers for Disease Control.
Initially, the plan was to have the approximately 9 or 10 students in the area remain in DeKalb County Schools, but APS objected to that.
If the City Council approves the annexation petition, the annexation for the city would become effective on Jan. 1, 2018. The change in Atlanta Public School boundaries would be effective on July 1, 2018.
Atlanta Loop sent a message to APS and DeKalb County Schools seeking comment and will update this story when they respond.