A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, December 15th, to officially unveil the new Jonesborough Elementary School, located at 720 N. Cherokee Street. The new school will serve nearly 1,000 students in the Jonesborough community from pre-K through 8th grades.
Through a unique partnership with Washington County Commission and Washington County School Board, the school was constructed by the Town of Jonesborough who will then lease the building to Washington County for use by the Washington County Department of Education.
The school building boasts state of the art security, classrooms and other educational areas, a large gym with 800+ seating capacity, as well as a landscaped courtyard that doubles as outdoor classroom space, three playground areas for CDC students, pre-K, K – 5th grades as well as passive recreation areas for upper middle grades.
The facility construction was overseen through BurWil Construction which operates out of Bristol, TN. William Burriss, CFO, of BurWil reflected on the project: “BurWil Construction is proud to have served as the general contractor/construction manager for the new Jonesborough School. The project team, comprised of BurWil Construction, Clark Nexsen Architects, owner’s representative Burleson Construction, the Town of Jonesborough and Washington County Schools have worked collaboratively and
tirelessly to deliver a landmark building and facilities that will help foster the education of students and serve the community of Jonesborough for many years into the future.”
Other plans for the 48+ acre site include athletic facilities that are currently underway and will be completed in spring 2024. They include multiple soccer fields, football field, rubberized track, tennis/pickleball courts, baseball field, softball field, large playground, concessions and restroom building, lighting on all fields as well as walking trails throughout the campus. A majority of the athletic facility area as well as all four playgrounds are being funded through a Local Park and Recreation Fund grant provided through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Recreation Resources Division. The athletic facilities will be a multi-use area of the campus that will be open to both students of the school and community members after school hours.