The DeKalb County High School Construction Technology (building trades) program is making plans to build more homes and storage buildings to be sold to the public.
During Thursday night's meeting, the Board of Education voted to authorize construction of a 57' x 26' concrete pad for use in building houses and storage buildings/garages on campus. It will be located directly outside the DCHS shop area across from the parking lot in the grass.
Brad Leach, Career and Technical Education Director addressed the board of education Thursday night. "The pad will be poured to the top of the curb. The curb will stay and then we'll pour the pad to the top of the curb. The fence will have to come down in that section until we can get that poured. After that the fence will be placed back where it is on top of the pad. This pad will be big enough that we can build small buildings up to a house. We will be able to build a house on it," said Leach.
Homes built through this program were formerly constructed on lots which had been purchased by the school board for this purpose. This meant that students in the class and their teacher would have to load up on a bus and travel back and forth between the school and the construction site each school day until the project was completed.
But in recent years, homes and other structures have been built on campus at DeKalb County High School. When completed, they are sold and the owners are then responsible for having them moved to their own lots.