Knox County commissioners approved Monday afternoon a memo of understanding that paves the way for construction of middle schools for the Gibbs and Hardin Valley areas as well as a 2 percent raise for Knox County teachers.
Commissioner Sam McKenzie had introduced a substitute motion to wait 90 days to vote on the memo, but his motion failed.
commissioners had expressed concern about the pact sealed between Knox
County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim
McIntyre, seeking more time for discussion.
Burchett and McIntyre announced the agreement last week as a way to meet residents' requests and keep taxes at current levels.
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