Washington County, Tenn. Budget Committee approves Jonesborough school plan; full Commission vote next


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Washington County Budget Committee has voted to send the Jonesborough school proposal to the full commission for vote.

In a Wednesday morning meeting, committee members voted to move forward on a resolution to give up to $250,000 for the design concept of the school, and to finalize the lease agreement between the county and the town of Jonesborough.

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Under the town’s plan, Jonesborough would build the new K-8 school and an athletic complex off North Cherokee Street and Tavern Hill Road.

The county would lease both properties and eventually own the school. Jonesborough would keep the sports complex.

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The Washington County Commission next meets on September 23.

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