While DeKalb County School has no problem with Atlanta annexing 744 acres – including Emory University – into the city, Atlanta Public School has raised an objection.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, APS is raising questions about why the annexation wouldn’t also expand the school district’s boundaries.
The annexation would not expand the boundaries of Atlanta Public Schools, meaning the approximately nine students who live there would remain in the DeKalb County Schools.
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.
The annexation still requires approval by the Atlanta City Council and there’s no word yet on when that might happen.
According to the AJC, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria Carstarphen wants the annexation to include students as well.
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