DALTON, Ga. The Dalton Board of Education voted 5-0 Tuesday afternoon to accept a donation of 38.1 acres as part of a planned 60-plus-acre development for a new school for sixth and seventh grades, pending final approval after a bond referendum in November.
The land is across the North Bypass from Dalton Middle School, which would be converted into an eighth- and ninth-grade school. The new school, for approximately 1,200 students, would be built primarily to relieve overcrowding at Dalton High School and Dalton Middle, according to a resolution approved by the board.
It is a wonderful location, and to me it is a win-win situation and an answer to a prayer," board Chairman Rick Fromm said. It is the cheapest and most useful property we could have asked for. We looked at a number of properties and this suits our needs perfectly.
The land is being donated by Hammond Creek Capital, which also controls the other acreage that the school system would have to purchase for the school project. The school system is paying only realtors' commissions on the donated land, which Interim Superintendent Don Amonett said would total $350,040 on the property that is valued at approximately ...