The Hamilton County Commission approved a new school - but not a new press box - Wednesday morning.
With few comments, the commission approved more than $42 million for the new East Hamilton Middle School, one of several projects laid out in the school district's 2017 plan for $110 million in bond funds allocated by the commission for capital projects.
Tahnika Rodriguez, left, Armando Rodriguez, center, and their daughter Chloe arrive at East Hamilton Middle High School for a community meeting unveiling of plans for the new East Hamilton Middle School on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The new $36 million middle school will be built near Apison Elementary.
The project, District 4 Commissioner Warren Mackey pointed out, was a little pricier than East Hamilton Middle/High School or Signal Mountain Middle/High School have been in recent years, but District 8 Commissioner Tim Boyd said it was coming in under the predicted $45 million budget for the project.