Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The annual 5K, 1 mile and tot trot benefits Austin Elementary.
The annual Dunwoody Dash is set for Saturday, March 16, 2013, to benefit Austin Elementary School. This race is open to everyone in the community in support of the school. A map of the run course is attached to this article.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The DeKalb Board of Education has approved a new construction plan that impacts one of Dunwoody's schools.
Austin Elementary will grow to 900 students under a new construction plan adopted on Wednesday by the DeKalb Board of Education. By a vote of 6-3, the school board approved a construction plan that calls for the expansion of five elementaries to 900 students, including Austin Elementary. According to the AJC, the facilities plan, which will be partially funded by local sales tax revenue, also calls for nearby Chamblee High School to expand to 1,600 students. The final plan adopted by the board did not call for any school closures or major changes to school boundaries. Late last year, DeKalb School Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson unveiled a plan that included several school closings and shifts in attendance lines, which prompted …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The vote was delayed until Jan. 7, 2013
The Dekalb school board delayed a vote Monday that could affect attendance lines for Dunwoody's elementary's schools in the 2018-2019 school year. The vote was delayed until Jan. 7 - a change that was spurred by parent outcry across the district and concern about the changes. The board could finalize the changes at a Jan. 23 meeting. The changes in the Dunwoody cluster revolve around the demolition and reconstruction of Austin Elementary as part of the new SPLOST. A larger Austin Elementary School for 900 students would siphon more than 350 students from the Vanderlyn school district. The school attendance line shift would also affect the Dunwoody Elementary School footprint to include a net change of around 200 students with Chesnut …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
With kids heading back to school last week, Patch rounds up some recent health inspection reports for Dunwoody's local schools.
The DeKalb County Board of Health not only conducts health inspections on restaurants, bars, hotels and apartments, but also local schools. So with DeKalb students heading back to school last week, here are some recent health inspection scores on our local educational institutions: Austin School 5435 Roberts Drive Date: 12/15/2011 Score: 96 Chestnut Elementary School 4576 North Peachtree Road Date: 12/13/2011 Score: 82 Dunwoody Elementary School 1975 Womack Road Date: 12/07/2011 Score: 96 Dunwoody High School 5035 Vermack Road Date: 12/13/2011 Score: 95 Kingsley Elementary School 2051 Brendon Drive Date: 12/13/2011 Score: 95 Peachtree Middle School 4669 North Peachtree Road Date: 12/01/2011 Score: 88 Vanderlyn Elementary School 1877 …