Do Roane County schools need graduation coaches?
That was a question raised by community members and some Roane County commissioners last week in both a public hearing and a commission workshop.
If you want results, the answer is yes, according to Director of Schools Gary Aytes.
He said statistics show the school system has increased its graduation rates since adding the coaches.
Last year the graduation rate was 92.5 percent. It has steadily climbed since 2007, when the graduation rate was 77.3 percent.