Construction Watch: Work to start on $51 million Atlanta school, health clinic

The new Woodson Park Academy is slated to open next year
By: | September 12, 2019
The new Woodson Park Academy in Atlanta is merging Woodson Elementary and Grove Park Intermediate.The new Woodson Park Academy in Atlanta is merging Woodson Elementary and Grove Park Intermediate.

Atlanta Public Schools and the Grove Park Foundation teamed up to provide the funding for a new Atlanta elementary school, a school-based health clinic and a YMCA Early Learning Center. The Woodson Park Academy, which merges Woodson Elementary and Grove Park Intermediate, is expected to open next year. Read more.

In other construction news:

The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Budget and Policy Priorities recently released figures that show Connecticut’s capital spending on school construction dropped by 45% from 2008 to 2017. Connecticut was also one of five states that cut school capital spending “drastically”—by half or more—as a share of the state’s economy. Read more.