How DCSD Needs to Make Lakeside HS Better

Lakeside BETTER…  HOW?

To make Lakeside Better, the school district should address these issues:

 

  • Right Size enrollment to reflect capacity of the current buildings and campus acreage.
  • Replace the ancient, failing pool: used for Instructional Aquatics PE Classes teaching the life-saving skill of swimming to those that have no other access; also serves as the regional pool for 5 other schools’ swim/dive teams and our water polo team, a popular club sport.
  • Lakeside HS Pool Decking
  • Lakeside HS Pool Plumbing
  • Repave the failing driveway in front of the school that is only 6 years old (SPLOST III).
  • Lakeside High School Driveway
  • Resolve the flooding issue when it rains in the courtyard between the gym and Fine Arts Building (FAB).
  • Repair the ceiling leaks in the glass corridor between the gym and the FAB.
  • Remove eleven trailers (portable classrooms) then repair tennis courts that are cracked and unsafe for play (built in 2012, cracked since 2014);
  • Repair/replace the gutters that have been broken/hanging since 2012 along gym wall that allow water to puddle along foundation
  • Repair leaking water source on the north wall of the Fine Arts Building. It has been leaking for 3+ years now and will damage the foundation of new Fine Arts Building.
  • Lakeside High School Water Leak
  • Address ongoing rodent infestation
  • Lakeside High School Rodent
  • Replace or repair damaged lunch tables, install a shade/rain structure, and expand outdoor eating area for students who desire fresh air
  • Complete a full tempered glass audit (all windows/doors)
  • Replace the 2 broken double paned windows in the Fine Arts Building
  • Repair broken light switches
  • Lakeside High School Light Switches
  • Install toilet paper holders where accessible in female restrooms
  • Lakeside High School TP Holders
  • Address unsafe pedestrian access to the school buildings from sidewalks
  • Address unsafe vehicular access to the school being particularly sensitive to the needs of young student drivers.
  • Lakeside High School Vehicle Access
  • Demand that the Board of Education spend 65% of the system’s total operating funds in all classrooms in DCSD, including LHS, as dictated by state law
  • Restore class sizes to the state requirements, not the DCSD Strategic Waiver
  • Provide increased security measures: an additional School Resource Officer so when the one assigned is pulled, there is another on site; require campus security staff to pass fitness test; provide improved locks on classroom doors; provide full time staff to watch security camera monitors
  • Provide full time bilingual liaison to help Hispanic families which make up about 40% of the population so the school and families can work more closely to help students be more successful
  • Ensure that all buses arrive on time each day so all students have a full instructional day and middle school is not impacted instructionally too
  • Provide full time social worker and psychologist on campus
  • Provide enough counselors to resume individual conferences for each grade level
  • Increase graduation rate from 82% to 100%
  • Increase College and Career Readiness score from 82.9% to 90%+
  • Provide appropriate testing environment for EOC, AP, PSAT tests

What's on your list?  Please feel free to add those items below.

 

Educate DeKalb Education


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.