Washington Co. commissioners approve allocation of funds for K-8 Boones Creek school

New school to be located on the corner of Boones Creek Road and Highlands Church Road

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Washington County commissioners approved the allocation of funds for the building of the K-8 school in Boones Creek Monday night by a vote of 21-2.

Last week, the Washington County Board of Education approved a guaranteed maximum price of $25.3 million for the school.

Commissioners approved that price cap on the Boones Creek school project on Monday, as well as voted to have the county cover the remaining $2.7 million for grading the property at the corner of Boones Creek Road and Highlands Church Road.

The commission also approved the allocation of funds the estimated $3 million grading work for the athletic facility, which will be built on the same property.

The total cost of the project is $28 million.

Construction on both sites will take place at the same time as the dirt from the athletic facility will be used on the school site as well.

Groundbreaking on the new school is set for July 17 at 6 p.m.

 

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