KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knox County Commission voted Monday night to move the school system’s headquarters to the TVA East Tower.
Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs had previously shared that he wanted the move to happen, with the Knox County Schools offices to move out of the Andrew Johnson Building on Gay Street.
Commissioners voting 11-0 for the move.
The proposal has been long-discussed, with some concerns about the school board being moved to a federal building. Some commissioners were uneasy about this, saying that it could make the school board more difficult to access.
Mayor Jacobs says with reduced occupancy costs and additional parking revenue, this move would save taxpayers over $400,000 per year.
The next step in the process involves finalizing the contract with TVA, then the school board will decide if they are in favor of the move to the East Tower.
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