Decision Delayed on Fate of Knoxville High School

Decision Delayed on Fate of Knoxville High School

June 7, 2002

6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- The clock is ticking for people who want to save part of Knoxville's South High School building.

Friday morning, the Knox County School Board delayed voting to demolish South High. They're waiting until their next meeting on July 16th to take the vote.

Community leaders say the building could be put to good use, like a senior center or community building.

No matter what, school board members don't want to transfer ownership. Brian Hornback says, "We need to retain and control of the property we have. We don't need to surplus it. County commissioners have told me it's a school board decision. But school property should be used for school purposes."

City Councilman Joe Hultquist says, "It would be nice if everything were on the table, including surplusing the property transferring it to private use. But, their position is totally understandable."

People who want to save South High have until July 9th to submit proposals.

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