Gibbs Middle School                                  Hardin Valley Middle School

Friday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m.                         Friday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m.
7715 Tazewell Pike                                     11345 Hardin Valley Road


Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre, Knox County School Board members, Knox County Commissioners and other officials, will formally break ground at the sites of the new Gibbs and Hardin Valley Middle Schools next week.


Both groundbreakings will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 9, with the Gibbs event happening at 11 a.m. and the Hardin Valley event at 1 p.m.


Parking for the Gibbs Middle School groundbreaking will be very limited on-site, so members of the public planning to attend are asked to park at Gibbs Ruritan Park, 7827 Tazewell Pike, and take a shuttle to the event location. Shuttles will begin running at 10 a.m. Members of the media may park at the end of the cul-de-sac access road behind Gibbs Elementary School off Tazewell Pike. For a Google Map of the groundbreaking site, visit


The Hardin Valley Middle School groundbreaking will take place in the north parking lot, behind Hardin Valley Academy, near the baseball field. For a Google Map of the groundbreaking site, visit


If schools happen to close that day due to inclement weather, the groundbreakings will be rescheduled.