The Morristown Citizen Tribune is reporting that parents, students and educators turned out Monday to tell Hamblen County commissioners they don’t want a consolidated high school.
Ten of the commissioners met with the county Board of Education in the East High auditorium to hear the public’s opinion of the plan. Numerous broken seats in the auditorium were roped off with yellow plastic tape.
"We can see this facility is in pretty bad shape," said Keith Andrews, vice president of Tuff Torq.
Andrews said he thinks the commissioners who support a consolidated school may be looking for an economical solution when they should be thinking about securing the best education possible for the county’s children.
"The money you spend on education will be paid back 10-fold in the years to come," he said.
Only a handful of people spoke in favor of a consolidated school.
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