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Special needs in $67M school plan?

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Advocates worry larger school would harm kids

By Damon Lawrence

Not everyone expressing concerns about the Roane County Board of Education’s $67 million building plan is focused on the impact to the property tax rate.
Part of the plan calls for building a new consolidated high school, and some are worried how special needs students will fit in there.
“These kids have sensory issues,” Harriman resident Annabelle Fielden said at last week’s Roane County Commission meeting. “They don’t hear the way I hear and you hear. They don’t see the way we see.”


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