By Ashley Rader
The future of the Elizabethton school system’s capital plan drew together members of Elizabethton’s City Council and Board of Education for two hours Friday evening.
But gathering for the joint workshop session proved to be a rare point of agreement for the boards.
The workshop was scheduled after council deferred a vote to allow the system access to the $5 million in bond proceeds that would have allowed construction to begin on a new athletic complex, music room and classrooms at Elizabethton High School.
Council members expressed concern that the expansion at T.A. Dugger Junior High School was not on the list, and that the school system did not have an adequate plan for funding the second phase of the projects; that concern led to the deferral of the vote.