There were cheers and celebrations Monday as Knox County Schools cut the ribbon on Carter Middle School's new gym.
It features both male and female locker rooms, restrooms, and a concession stand. It can seat up to 1,100 people.
Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre said the new facility will help enhance both athletics and academics at Carter. He also talked about the future of the old gym.
"The old middle school gym was a little inadequate for a middle school athletics program. But we're still in conversation potentially with the Boys and Girls Club for perhaps being able to utilize the old gymnasium as a potential Boys and Girls Club," he said.
Following the ribbon cutting and celebration, the school district held its second Insight Session. They asked for parents, students, and teachers to give their input on Knox County Schools' long-term plans and strategy.