Friday, May 31, 2013

Tour set for Burchett-Carter school

Knox County officials on Monday will host a tour of the new Tim Burchett Elementary School for the Carter Community, which will be up and running this school year.

Yup, the county will take possession of TBESFTCC during a ceremonial check presentation event thing. The mayor, whom the school is named after (hey, that's just what I heard anyway) will present the check to Partners Development, the builder that took over after the initial winner pulled out of development because of – "ahem" – ties to local royalty and (because it's a long story).

The mayor will be joined by Superintendent Jim McINtyre, Commissioner Dave Wright, School Board member Mike McMillian and a number of other local elected folks who want their picture taken. Heh.

A tour will follow the check cashing - I mean, passing - ceremony. There also will be a reception with light refreshments in the school's cafeteria, so expect at least a few in the media to show up for breakfast.

Oh yeah, the whole shin-dig kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday at 8455 Strawberry Plains Pike.

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