Hamilton County school board may spend $1.7 million on school identified for closure

Staff photo by Matt Hamilton/ Brenda Edwards, a volunteer from Scenic Community Credit Union, trims the hedges July 29 at Rivermont Elementary School.

The Hamilton County school board will vote Thursday whether to approve a bid for the construction of a new $1.7 million multipurpose building at Rivermont Elementary — one of six schools targeted for closure in the facilities plan released last month.