Report: Close 2 Schools, Fix 8, Build 2 More

Knoxville (WVLT) - Does your child's school need more funding?

A new study released Friday by the Knox County Public Building Authority recommends closing two schools, eight are high priorities for capital funding and two more need to be built.

The Partnership for Education Assessment report proposes closing South Knoxville and Gap Creek Elementary.

It says the following elementary schools need capital improvements: Bearden, Bluegrass, Brickey McCloud, Carter, Copper Ridge, Dogwood, and New Hopewell.

Also included, Central High School.

The report also indicates a new Hardin Valley Middle School and Southwest Elementary School need to be built.

Again, these are just recommendations.

Mayor Ragsdale and County Commission will use them to determine where money should be spent on future school projects.