We urge Druid Hills residents to attend the Fernbank School Council and PTA Meeting on Wednesday, February 5, 7pm (doors open at 6pm for design preview) at the Fernbank Elementary cafeteria, 3131 Old Rockbridge Road, Avondale Estates. Representatives of the DeKalb County School District will provide an update on the construction of the new Fernbank Elementary School. This will be an opportunity for the public to get information and provide feedback and comments. Childcare for school-aged children and pizza for the kids will be provided courtesy of Fernbank Aftercare and the Fernbank Foundation.
For more information on the Fernbank School, please visit http://wp.me/p1H6Pf-Oi.
The Parkwood Neighborhood of Druid Hills submitted a petition for annexation to the City of Decatur on January 23, 2014. The petitioners, citing a longtime affinity with the City of Decatur, started their drive soon after the City of Briarcliff Initiative (COBI) presented its cityhood proposal last year. Like many residents of unincorporated DeKalb County, they were motivated by the desire to make their own decisions about cityhood and/or annexation.
While the Parkwood proponents of annexation to Decatur garnered 97 signatures for their petition, there was some opposition within the community. The Parkwood Garden Club, established in 1952, voted twice to not vote on the petition, according to club president Frances Finegan. Read more
When the snow started to fall on Tuesday afternoon, longtime residents Jennie Richardson and Stuart Silverman set out with their cameras. The images in the slideshow below capture truly rare Atlanta scenes. The snowfall seems like a perfect time to announce that we plan to feature photos of our neighborhood on the website. Read more
Given the information and plans currently available to the DHCA Board at this time, and with primary consideration to:
1) Providing an adequate expanse of outdoor play area and safety for Fernbank students
2) Minimizing the severe destruction of mature forest that enhances the school grounds and neighborhood
3) Reducing extreme earth movements that entail delay and unnecessary costs
The DHCA hereby endorses the Fernbank School Green Campus Proposal as an alternative to the current DeKalb County School System plan. The Green Campus Proposal is consistent with DHCA’s mission to “preserve the Druid Hills neighborhood for residential use and to protect the unique heritage of the area.” Read more
Come Out to Support the FERNBANK SCHOOL GREEN CAMPUS PROPOSAL*
CHEAPER, FASTER, GREENER
1. Increases playground greenspace to meet county standard of two acres per 900 students.
2. Preserves old growth forested areas.
3. Relocates the building on campus, eliminating unnecessary, costly, time-consuming earthwork & huge, unsafe retaining walls.