Inside Deja vu More apartments to be built along Roswell Road community 3
Amazing arches Downtown bridges to get makeover community 4
july 26 — aug. 8, 2013 • vol. 7 — NO. 15
Tower over Residential project approved for Lenox, Piedmont community 5
Wide gap Parents need to understand accreditation process commentary 6
On the move? Dog park regulars unhappy with changes Pet reporter 16
Hurdle happy Pace Academy track star aims for collegiate career standout student 18
Tuesday Blobaum, left, and Brooks Anderson take a break from a “Meet and Greet” for new principal Dr. Kenneth Proctor at Sarah Smith Elementary School on July 22. The first day of school is August 7.
North Atlanta High report on the way By Dan Whisenhunt
Scan here to get Reporter Newspapers in your inbox or sign up @ ReporterNewspapers.net
Three Buckhead schools will move this year By Dan Whisenhunt
North Atlanta High will be the focus of an upcoming Atlanta Public Schools report about allegations of grade changing and institutional racism at the school, Board of Education Chairman Reuben McDaniel confirmed July 23. The report, whatever its findings, is likely to reopen wounds from leadership changes at the school that occurred last October. At the time, APS leaders said the changes were about academic performance. Later it was revealed that McDaniel made several inquiries about the treatment of minority students at the school. McDaniel, who has drawn four challengers for his at-large seat on the BOE in the November school board election, said APS internal auditors will release the report within the next six weeks. McDaniel attributes the number of challengers in the school board race to “misinformation” about his role in the leadership changes at North Atlanta. So far his chal-
The new school year is bringing big changes for three Atlanta public schools in the Buckhead community. The school year begins Aug. 7. North Atlanta High will move to its new campus at Northside Parkway, more than 3.6 miles north of its old campus on Northside Drive. Sutton Middle School will move to the old North Atlanta High campus, located 3.6 miles south of Sutton’s current campus on Powers Ferry Road at Chastain Park. E. Rivers Elementary will move to the Sutton Campus, located 4.3 miles north of its present location at Peachtree Battle Avenue. E. Rivers’ move is only temporary. Atlanta Public Schools will rebuild the elementary school. District 4 Atlanta Board of Education Member Nancy Meister said that school is tentatively scheduled to open in January 2015.
see north atlanta, page 5
see three, page 19