Although the Sevier County budget has not yet been approved for this year, at least one member of the County Commission is hopeful there will be enough available funds to build a new school in Seymour.
“Twenty acres behind Seymour High School have been purchased to build a new school,” said Harold Pitner, a Sevier County Commissioner for Seymour. “It will be a junior high school for grades seven, eight, and nine.”
Pitner said the project for the junior high school has been in process for a while, but getting the funds for the construction have been a hindrance thus far.
“We never want to raise taxes, so we took a year or two off from adding any major improvements to catch up,” Pitner explained.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.