Tennessee County to Demolish School Damaged by Storm

July 20, 2011

A Bradley County elementary school that was damaged during the April 27 tornado will be demolished.

The Board of Education approved the plan on Thursday and also voted to allow the schools director to go forward with plans to purchase land to build a new school. Until a new Blue Springs Elementary is built, Waterville Community Elementary will be the school home for many of the displaced students.

The demolition and land purchase for Blue Springs will be funded from an insurance settlement, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Work also is under way to prepare storm-damaged Michigan Avenue Elementary School to be ready for classes in August. That school’s storm-damaged gym is being rebuilt to current codes.

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