It took three tries, but the Roane County Board of Education was able to garner enough support to move forward on a future plan for its high schools. By a 7-3 vote Thursday night, the school board approved the scenario that calls for building one new high school.
The county’s current five high schools – Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs, Roane County High and Rockwood – would all close under the plan. The new school, which would have a
freshman academy or freshman wing, would be the only high school in the county.