Below are answers to questions addressing concerns that arose from the Feasibility Study:
Who controls the scheduling of the facility?
Dunwoody High School. The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Athletics department does not schedule non-Dunwoody High School events on Dunwoody’s campus. The use of the school’s facilities is at the discretion of the Principal.
Who will own the facility and who will pick the contractor for the project?
Although the DCSD owns all its public school facilities, the Board of Education generally allows the school to present to the Board proposed contractors for new projects. Historically, the Board has approved the contractor(s) presented.
Please explain the flow of money from the DHS Community Association to the county.
According to Board policy, all monetary gifts to be used for special projects must be transferred to the DCSD because the DCSD is the entity that enters into any written agreement with contractors. After any project has been approved by the Board, donations for the project are earmarked to be used specifically as the donor requests.
How will lights impact the neighbors?
With neighbors in mind, field lights will be on timers, turned to an appropriate angle using current lighting technologies, and reduced by 20 feet to ensure neighboring homes are not visually impacted by the light standards.
Will the spectator seating be stadium seating?
No, it will not be stadium seating. In the beginning, we plan to have approximately 1,000 seats, with room for expansion as needed.
Who provides maintenance for the field after it is built?
The DCSD maintains the new field as it would maintain any other DCSD field. All extra maintenance must be provided by the school, and a fund will be established to cover that cost.
Will Varsity Football games be played on this new artificial turf field?
Our intent is to make our field a multi-purpose field for all of our sports and recreation at DHS. While other sports may host games at the facility, it is not designed to host football games at this time. We will be hosting JV and Varsity lacrosse, JV and 9th grade football games, soccer, and track. It will also serve the marching band, Varsity football practices and all physical education students.
What are policies for naming rights?
Through a committee formed by the principal, the name of the facility will be determined. Donor requests are seriously considered.