County Commission approves funding for Tyner Academy renovations
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – The Hamilton County Commission has approved funding for Tyner Academy.
The proposed plan allocates up to $45 million for school renovations, in addition to the $25 million allocated from federal relief funding.
This comes weeks after Tyner students walked out of school in protest of the freshman academy building conditions.
The building is currently closed to students due to multiple leaks, structural concerns, and mold.
“I wanted to say to the commission thank you so much for making Tyner High school a reality today. As you know without the funding schools don’t get built. So congratulations, the students are elated to hear that,” says Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger.
The new school is estimated to cost up to $70million, but the commission will re-evaluate at a meeting later this year.