School board members tour possible sites for future Boones Creek school

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — School board members, county commissioners, and other members of the community took a tour of the three potential school location sites, Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

For years, the long range plan was to build a new K-8 school but after multiple setbacks, the school has not been constructed.

The Washington County Board of Education has narrowed it down to three location sites: The Snyder property near Free Hill Road, the Young property across from Bob Evans restaurant, and the Williams property, located right next to the Ridges neighborhood.

Board members set foot on each of the sites, to discuss their potential.

Architect Tony Street, said there is a lot that goes into deciding which site is the best fit.

“We have to find out if there is available utilities… is there water available is there? Sewer available?” said Street.  “Then we look at access… what is the vehicular access to the property?  Then we look at topography.”

The Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Alderman is also looking to build a K through 8 school off Boones Creek road. Last year, they pushed for a new school, but the county rejected their proposal.

The Washington County board members are set to make a decision in the next couple of months.

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