NEWS BRIEF: Druid Hills High will not be fixed, school board says

DeKalb County Board of Education votes against repairing holes in ceilings, mold on walls, etc.

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Photo credit: Courtesy Druid Hills High School
Druid Hills High School Sign with Damage

Druid Hills High School will not be getting the major renovation it desperately needs after the DeKalb County Board of Education voted this week to alter its repair plans for buildings throughout the district instead. The decision comes despite a vigorous campaign by students that included a YouTube video showing the school’s dreadful plight that so far has attracted 44,000 views.

“It was sad that a majority of the board is willing to consign the students to a facility that is in just deplorable conditions,” said dissenting board member Marshall Orson. “The notion that this is acceptable at one of our schools is incomprehensible.” But Board Chair Vickie Turner said before the vote that “our goal is to provide equity across the district.”