How would annexation affect the City Schools of Decatur?
That's probably the biggest question in the ongoing debate over the proposed annexation of land on the outskirts of the city limits.
The school system is now taking an active part in the conversation. An annexation blog has been started, with financials the first subject. Here are the bullet points:
- Annexation accelerates the eventual need for construction (e.g., additional buildings, renovations).
- Annexation causes CSD to need additional revenue.
- False: just removing paying tuition students will alleviate this challenge.
- Annexation causes a cash flow challenge at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.
The school system wants to hear what you have to say. Go to the blog and leave your comments.
For more information, you can go to the City of Decatur website where information and Frequently Asked Questions are posted.
Also, Decatur Metro submitted some annexation questions to City Manager Peggy Merriss and has run the anwers.