It could be the city of Dalton. It could be Dalton State College. It could be the local business community. It could be all three.
Members of the Dalton Board of Education say they want to partner with others in seeking a solution to overcrowding at Dalton Middle School and Dalton High School.
Board members Wednesday evening unanimously agreed during a called meeting that both schools are overcrowded. They approved a statement that reads We are committed to the goal of preserving the Dalton difference by seeking a smaller middle school and two smaller high schools, which also incorporate the successful programs of Morris Innovative High School.
And they agreed that the next step in that process is to find ways to partner with other organizations to make those plans happen.
Superintendent Jim Hawkins said he and staff and consultants have already been talking to various organizations about ways they can work together.
We will keep working on those partnerships, he said. We will involve the board in that now.
Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce President Rob Bradham, who attended the meeting, called the school boards plan one of the most important plans for our community. He said the chamber is going to start its ...