News of a proposed 3 way land swap spread quickly through the grapevine this week.
It's news that doesn't please some Hamilton County Commissioners.
Even though they don't have land in the deal, the County School board does.
And now, officials are putting a stop to a new school.
"If the kids have got to stay in the old East Brainerd Elementary school for one or two or three more years, so be it. That's what's going to happen," says Commissioner Tim Boyd.
Commissioners hold the key to the schools money.
The delay finding an architect for the new school could delay the exchange of land.
"This land swap is not the best idea," explains Boyd.
But, Commissioners say the board of education should be able to do their jobs without directly reporting every detail.
"But you have to trust those people. Those folks are not idiots out there at the school system. The same people that voted them in are the same people that voted us in," says Commissioner Greg Beck.
County officials hoped the sale of East Brainerd Elementary would go towards the construction of the new David Brainerd site.
In the land swap though, The School Board would receive the old Poss Homes site for a possible new recreation center for Howard High School.
School officials say it's not a priority, but definitely a needed development.
Some commissioners want the focus to stay on education.
"We've got much more pressing issues associated with our education system then building athletic fields. We need classrooms," says Boyd on his opposition to the swap.
I'm told this is just the very beginning of a long process.