School that Cost Ga. Taxpayers $12M Has Fewer than 30 Students

State-of-the-art elementary school is nearly empty, school district considering sale


A Georgia school district may sell a state-of-the-art elementary school that is nearly empty, after spending $12 million to build it, according to NBC Atlanta:

Fayette County Schools spent $755,000 to purchase the land, then $11,100,000 to build Rivers Elementary.

School spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach says at the time the school board voted to build Rivers Elementary, the county was growing. The board was looking at projections that indicated the area around Rivers was about to experience significant growth.

It didn’t happen. […]

The school has twenty nine staff members, including teachers and custodians, which is more than the number of students.