Knox school board hopes to find use for old school

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Knox County school board will try another route to gin up interest in an old high school building.

The board will consider declaring the old Rule High School surplus when it meets Monday.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported the board had requested letters of interest in October about development of the 85-year-old building, but received none.

Rule was built in 1927 and used as a high school until 1991.

The 139,000-square-foot building is deteriorating and has been placed on the "Fragile 15" list by the group Knox Heritage.

Board chairwoman Karen Carson said the board will work with the East Tennessee Design Center to find a new use for the building.

The center steered the former Oakwood Elementary School to conversion into a senior assisted living facility.

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