Proposals to build two Knox County middle schools are more than $6 million under the proposed budget.
Knox County Purchasing Department has picked Rouse Construction to
develop a new school in the Gibbs community and Denark Construction to
develop one in the Hardin Valley area.
Both firms are Knoxville-based.
The Gibbs school, according to the proposed contract, cannot exceed $23.63 million. The Hardin Valley one cannot exceed $34.8 million, according to its contract.
county and school system initially set a $64.5 million budget for the
schools. Officials negotiated that price down to $58.4 million with the
developers, meaning the total costs came in at $6.1 million under
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