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Groundbreakings held for new Gibbs, Hardin Valley Middle Schools

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, Knox County Board of Education members, Knox County Commissioners, and other elected officials formally broke ground at the sites of the new Gibbs and Hardin Valley middle schools.

The new Gibbs middle school, to be located on Tazewell Pike just behind Gibbs Elementary School, will be built to accommodate 800 students. Hardin Valley middle school, to be located just behind Hardin Valley Academy and Elementary School, will be able to handle nearly 1,200 students.

Rouse Construction received the $23,631,000 design-build contract for Gibbs, while Denark Construction was awarded the design-build contract for Hardin Valley on a budget of $34.8 million.
 
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