KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knox County Schools Board of Education on Wednesday night approved an agreement to relocate its central offices to the TVA East Tower.
The board voted 5-3 to approve the “memorandum of agreement” regarding that relocation. Dissenting board members in the vote were Patti Bounds, Jennifer Owen, and Tony Norman.
“We’ve been discussing the TVA tower issue for quite some time now. The memorandum of understanding that we approved this evening basically agrees to the central offices moving to the TVA tower,” said board chair Susan Horn.
Horn said there have been some legal concerns about moving those offices into a federal building, telling us the vote is contingent on either an attorney general’s opinion or state lawmakers.
“Senator Massey and Representative Dunn have introduced a bill that essentially says that a school system central office could be located in a federal building,” she said.
With the school board approving the agreement Wednesday night, board members say it will next go back to the county commission’s hands.
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