Since the Roane County Board of Education doesn’t have the money to build a massive new high school, it will need the County Commission to pass a plan to cover the funding.
There is no guarantee that will happen.
“I personally do not think one high school would work,” District 1 Commissioner Darryl Meadows said. “Maybe on paper, but not necessarily reality. There’s too much travel time and too many natural barriers, such as rivers.”