Outgoing Director of Schools Gary Aytes received a standing ovation at the June 16 Roane County Board of Education meeting.
This was the last meeting for director Aytes, who is retiring on June 30.
“One thing about him — kids was No. 1 and education was No. 2,” Chairman Darrell “Drack” Langley said, as he choked back the tears.
“We all appreciate everything you’ve done,” Vic King added.
Board members credit Aytes with mending the relationship with the Roane County Commission.