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Historic Knoxville High School declared "surplus" by board of education

12:29 AM, Nov 8, 2012   |    comments
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The Knox County Board of Education has moved forward with plans for the historic Knoxville High School.

The board adopted a resolution to declare the school a "surplus" by July 2013, meaning it could be sold. It will then go to the county to determine whether to sell the building or find another use for it.

The superintendent says the building, which was home to the GED program and adult education, was ultimately under-used by the school district.

"The BOE recognized that, and wants to be very sensitive to the history of the building, but also wants to identify a great use for that building. To make it a great part of the fabric and also to potentially get it back on the tax rolls and generate some revenue for the county as well," said Dr. Jim McIntyre.

If the county decides to sell the old high school, proceeds will benefit Knox County Schools.

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