Board of Education to Discuss New School Proposal

Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre has proposed building a new $19 million elementary school, possibly on 10 vacant acres in the Northshore Town Center. McIntyre says that the school is necessary to accommodate 500 to 800 new students KCS anticipates in West Knox County over the next five to seven years. The News-Sentinel reports that when McIntyre presented this plan to the Board of Education at its mid-month work session on June 15, it received mixed reactions, with some board members wondering why he is proposing new buildings in West Knox County, while schools in other parts of the county must use modulars to deal with overgrowth. The proposal will be discussed again at two meetings next week.

Board of Education Work Session on June 29 at 5 p.m. in the Andrew Johnson Building, 912 S. Gay St. Board of Education Regular Meeting on July 1 at 5 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building