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Georgia officials OK $50 million renovation of Druid Hills High School in DeKalb County

June 20, 2022
Two months after a student-produced video exposed the deteriorating conditions at the school, the state has approved the $50 million renovation project.

Georgia education officials have given the go-ahead for renovations to move forward at Druid Hills High School in DeKalb County, Ga.

The state's Board of Education has approved the $50 million renovation plan, reports 11alive.com. The DeKalb County school board approved the plan last month under pressure from the community and state officials.

Deteriorating conditions at Druid Hills High, including mold and crumbling ceilings, were captured earlier this year in a student-produced video that was posted on the internet, but the DeKalb board initially balked at allocating funds for repairs at the school.

A scathing letter from Georgia state school superintendent Richard Woods followed, and the next day, the DeKalb board fired its superintendent. 

The renovations at Druid Hills are expected to begin in spring 2024. The school is expected to remain open while renovations are underway. 

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