According to media reports, the Fulton County School System has purchased a 116-acre site on Freemanville Road near the Crabapple crossroads in the City of Milton, the same location on which King's Ridge School had planned to build a new facility. Statements attributed to District 2 Fulton Board of Education member Katie Reeves, who represents the area, indicate that the school system intends to construct both a high school and stadium on the property to open in 2011, and is considering construction of a middle school there as well.
Milton City Council is committed to working with the Fulton Board of Education. It should be noted, however, that the city has no control over where the system opts to build schools. Under state law, school systems are sovereign governmental bodies, with independently elected representatives. As such, they are exempt from most city and county ordinances, including planning and zoning laws.Questions or comments should be directed to District 2 BOE representative Katie Reeves, firstname.lastname@example.org; BOE President Julia Bernath, email@example.com; and Fulton Superintendent of Schools James Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org. The phone number for the system's central administrative offices is 404.768.3600.
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