A proposal to increase the planned expansion of Teasley Elementary School is on the agenda of Thursday's Cobb Board of Education meeting.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the board room of the Cobb County School District central office, 514 Glover Street, Marietta.
The vastly overcrowded Teasley opened a new school year earlier this month on two campuses, with kindergarten and first grade classes at the former Brown Elementary School.
Although a $3.4 million, 10-room classroom addition for Teasley was approved by Cobb voters in the March SPLOST referendum, Cobb school board member Scott Sweeney proposed another 10 classrooms at a work session last week.
Sweeney, who represents the Teasley attendance area, said his proposal comes after "lots of meetings and discussions in the community." He said more space is needed to expand the cafeteria, with lunch sessions beginning as early as 9:30 a.m. His proposal also would expand the school's gymnasium.
Teasley is nearly 300 students over its capacity of 450.
The new cost for the Teasley expansion, if approved by the board would exceed $10 million, and the staff recommendation is to use undesignated funds from the current SPLOST III account.