ATLANTA (CBS ATL/WAOK) – The Atlanta Public School Board voted unanimously Monday evening to expand Atlanta’s first charter school, Drew Charter School to a PreK-12 level.
Superintendent, Eroll Davis, was not a supporter of the expansion in the past but had a change of heart with the mission to help make sure the school serves Village of East Lake properly.
Davis said he wanted to continue with the school’s original purpose of breaking the cycle of poverty through education.
Supporters of the school expansion showed their support by wearing green T-shirts with “I Support Drew Academy” printed on the front.
The new high school is expected to cost $55 million to build.
The board also voted to approve a new five-year charter, and to increase enrollment at the PreK-8 level by 400, going from 800 to 1,400 students.
Written and Submitted by: Asha Staples