Knoxville, Tenn. (June 3, 2013) — This morning, Knox County took possession of the new Carter Elementary School building during a ceremonial check presentation event. More than 150 community members participated in the event and toured the new school.
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, Knox County School Board members, Knox County Commissioners and other officials presented Partners Development with a ceremonial check in exchange for the keys to the new school.
“It took a lot of work to get to this point, but today we can officially say the new Carter Elementary School is a reality,” Mayor Burchett said during the event. “In fact, we were able to go from a planned renovation to a brand new school without adding new debt…and now the children and families in the Carter Community have a new school they can be proud of.”
During the event, Mayor Burchett thanked the Knox County Board of Education and the Knox County Commission, as well as the Industrial Development Board and both Partners Development and Messer Construction for their role in making the new school a reality.
The new Carter Elementary School will be ready for students in time for the start of the new school year. It is located at 8455 Strawberry Plains Pike between McCubbins Rd. and S. Molly Bright Rd.