The Decatur School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, to engage in a very anticlimactic discussion about annexation.
The board is going to make a recommendation to the city commission about how to proceed with annexation. Only a few weeks ago numerous options were on the table, some with a heavy impact on the city school system.
Superintendent Phyllis Edwards is now telling the school board that the best option is what City Manager Peggy Merriss has already recommended--to annex two largely commercial areas on the northeast and northwest corners of the city limits.
That option would add about 500 new residents, compared to as many as 2,000 under some of the previous options.
The city commission is scheduled to decide at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, on how to proceed with annexation. If the commission votes yes, the discussion would move to the state legislature.
Merriss is trying to find out if a referendum is necessary because of the low number of residents who would be affected.
The school board meeting will be held in the Westchester Auditorium at 758 Scott Blvd. To see the full school board agenda, go to the school system website.
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