KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knox County Schools says the construction of two new middle schools in the county will require zoning changes that could affect up to 11 previously existing middle schools and is holding four community meetings to gather priorities and concerns.
The new Gibbs and Hardin Valley middle schools are scheduled to open in fall 2018. Middle schools that could be affected when Gibbs Middle School opens include Gresham, Halls, Holston, South Doyle, Vine and Whittle Springs. School zones that could be affected by Hardin Valley’s opening are Bearden, Cedar Bluff, Karns, Farragut and West Valley.
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Community meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on the following days and locations:
- Nov. 28 at Farragut Middle School (Hardin Valley Middle)
- Dec. 6 at Gibbs Elementary School (Gibbs Middle)
- Jan. 17 at Hardin Valley Elementary School (Hardin Valley Middle)
- Jan. 24 at Holston Middle School (Gibbs Middle)
The meetings will also be broadcast on KCS-TV Comcast channel 10 and streamed live at http://knoxschools.org. A second set of meetings will be held in the spring to present a rezoning proposal.
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