State Superintendent pushes for repairs at Druid Hills High School

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Druid Hills High School students on April 11 published a video detailing the health and safety problems at the school, drawing outrage from the community. (Dean Hesse/Decaturish)

Druid Hills High School students and parents are outraged about the school’s current condition.

Recently, State School Superintendent Richard Woods sent a letter to the DeKalb County School Board asking the board to take immediate action to repair the school’s crumbling infrastructure.

Woods’s letter comes as a viral video posted by Druid Hills students showed unsafe plumbing, electrical and security issues.

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” WABE education reporter Martha Dalton talked with program host Rose Scott about the estimated cost for modernization repairs at the school, Superintendent Woods’s letter and what the Georgia Department of Education is now saying in response.