Sullivan Co. BOE approves letter of intent for school facilities plan

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL)- Monday night the Sullivan County Board of Education signed a letter of intent for a school facilities plan.

It is the same letter that Kingsport school leaders signed off on last week.

It details a more than 140 million dollar plan they’ve been discussing for years that includes consolidating schools, renovating facilities, and building new ones.

Monday night board member Mark Ireson said he was against the decision to approve the letter of intent because he felt like it only benefited Kingsport City Schools.

“It ties our hands to a location, which we haven’t even discussed, it ties our hands to funding, which we haven’t even discussed, it ties our hands in so many ways, that I was opposed to it because it doesn’t help us, there is no need for this,” Ireson said.

The school facilities study plan still has to go before county commissioners, which is expected to happen by the end of the year.

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