Expansion at Springdale Park Elementary ‘Likely’
Davis said some issues are still being resolved
An expansion to accommodate the growing population at Springdale Park Elementary is still in the works.
According to the proposal released late Saturday night by district Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr., "feasibility seems likely from an architectural perspective."
Davis said there are "a few issues left to resolve" and district officials will continue to explore options.
Springdale Park parents have pushed for an expansion since the redistricting process began in November.
Springdale Park Elementary, which houses students from Virginia-Highland, Poncey-Highland, Midtown and Druid Hills, has 544 students enrolled this year. Enrollment is expected to peak at 756 students in about seven years.
The school was built for 450 students, but administrators increased the capacity to 550 students by adding more students to each class.
A committee that includes district officials and Springdale Park parents met earlier this month to continue to work through details of an expansion.
Money for construction of a gym on campus would come from the school sales tax. Springdale Park was included in the list of 27 schools that are eligible to get money for construction and renovation from the tax.
Parents have proposed building classrooms in the gym building to accomodate more students.
Other suggestions include building on the Briarcliff Road parking lot, similar to the Morningside Elementary campus.
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