Sullivan County school leaders hope they’ve finally closed the books on the sale of the old Weaver Elementary School property, and they’re also looking forward to the construction of the new West Ridge High School by considering approval for the hiring a construction manager for that project.
Sullivan County Board of Education Attorney Pat Hull told the school board last week that the Weaver Elementary School property saga may resolve soon and meet the expectations and hopes of all involved in the sale of the property along Weaver Pike in eastern Sullivan County
Disposing of the property, which will set a precedent for disposal of a series of surplus school buildings after a new middle school and new high school open, has included controversy about selling all property to one bidder rather than splitting it as was done. The board is not bound by law to sell to the highest bidder or any bidder if it chooses not.
A sourdough bread bakery may not be coming to Weaver Pike after all, a divided Sullivan County Board of Education has decided, unless it is willing to buy a building with less land than planned.
The facility closed at the end of the 2016-17 school year, after a structural engineer said a new 1950s addition to the 1921 building had serious roof structure issues. The school system has since split the 10.5 acres into four parcels.
BLOUNTVILLE — Have you heard the story about a sourdough bread maker with plans for an old school building in eastern Sullivan County, a cemetery that dates back to the Revolutionary War but has modern space limitations, and a man who wants to own a small patch of land he’s mowed for 50 years?
BLOUNTVILLE — Ooh la la. Is the possibility of Sullivan County’s school system selling a former elementary school to a French toast maker a good plan or half-baked?
Out with the old and in with the new were front and center on the agenda of Sullivan County school officials Thursday. Board of Education and Director Evelyn Rafalowski discussed the disposal of the former Weaver Elementary School, once it is formally declared surplus, and the likely mid-November groundbreaking for the new Sullivan East Middle School.
Weaver Elementary School in eastern Sullivan County will close at the end of this school year, the Sullivan County school board decided Monday night. However, public comments focused mostly on criticism of plans and funding issues for a new high school near Blountville and new middle school near Sullivan East High School.
Weaver Elementary in eastern Sullivan County was closed Thursday and will remain closed Friday because of structural roof issues brought to light by a roof leak, the county school system announced Thursday.
This toy drive is conducted in honor and memory of Johnia Berry and her love of children.