8:18 am July 21, 2009, by Laura Diamond
DeKalb County school officials are about to being renovations at Cross Keys High School and several community members say it’s about time the district fixes the dilapidated school.
The building has graffiti, cracks and rust and broken windows. Improving the school will improve the community, some say.
This quote sums it up perfectly: “I feel like a vibrant community, which has a vibrant commercial life and a vibrant identity, also has a vibrant public school community.”
Drive around metro Atlanta and you’ll find other schools in conditions similar to Cross Keys. Within the same school district you can find schools in pristine condition and those that look run-down.
Growing and thriving communities often get the new schools or are the first to get renovations to make space for booming student enrollment. Families who live in other communities say their schools are neglected.
Can a school renovation improve a community? How have renovations gone at your local schools?
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