Lynne Fugate, member for the fourth district of Knox County Board of Education, broke the silence at the school board meeting on Thursday. Fugate was quick to interject before almost $400,000 in funds was allocated to the Karns High School culinary program.
Fugate argued Austin-East was offered the same provisions in the past, without ever receiving their end of the deal. “Karns got a brand new program before Austin-East got what they were supposed to get. I just think it looks bad and that the community deserves an answer,” Fugate said.