Knox County holds first rezoning meeting for new middle school

Rendering of Hardin Valley Middle School.
Rendering of Hardin Valley Middle School.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knox County Schools is holding community meetings for zoning changes because of two new middle schools.

Gibbs and Hardin Valley middle schools are expected to open in August 2018. Knox County schools said the new schools will require zoning changes for 11 other schools

Middle school zones that could be affected when Gibbs Middle opens include Gresham, Halls, Holston, South Doyle, Vine and Whittle Springs. School zones that could be affected when Hardin Valley Middle opens include Bearden, Cedar Bluff, Karns, Farragut and West Valley. As part of the rezoning process, several community meetings will be held to gather priorities and concerns.

The 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)

A second series of meetings will be held this spring to present a rezoning proposal. Comments can also be emailed to rezoning@knoxschools.org.

Related: Groundbreakings held for 2 new Knox County middle schools

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