Emotions were raw last night at the Knox County Commission meeting. The individuals that supported the School Boards additional request were intense. The folks against raising taxes were intense.
The question is will Knox County and it's various leaders be able to move on after the vote? WATE Political Analyst George Korda said a few weeks ago on Gene Patterson's Tennessee This Week that emotions had gotten so ramped up that there would not be any moving on afterwards with a pat on the back.
School Board Chairman Thomas Deakins was on one of the television stations last night after the vote proposing another retreat with Knox County Commission.
Two suggestions to the idea of another retreat. #1 include Mayor Burchett and bring him in on the front end. (not expecting him to be a spectator at the last minute) #2 have that retreat in Knox County (not in Blount County) were TEA Party activists, teachers and school stake holders can attend and feel that they are valued and welcome to the discussion.
Finally, two additional comments. Can't all Knox County just get along and Give Peace a Chance.