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Roane County Board of Education members, from left, Mike “Brillo” Miller, Darrell “Drack” Langley, Nadine Jackson and Hugh Johnson weigh the pros and cons of high school building scenarios.
ONE HIGH SCHOOL: Site to be determined

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.