Wed
Feb 1 2017
09:03 am

I'm trying to boil this down to a bottom line. One thing is obvious, the smallest and least efficient school in Roane County has a strong bunch of backers. What I haven't seen is how these scenarios fit future Roane County growth patterns? Where are the young families going to locate to access jobs?

Scenario 1 (3 schools) keeps Midway and Oliver Springs and combines Harriman, Roane County High and Rockwood into one new school.

Scenario 2 (3 schools) keeps Midway and builds two new schools. The Roane County High district would be split between the two new schools.

Scenario 3 (4 schools) This one is unclear to me: Some students would go to a new school with Harriman and Rockwood students and others would go to a new school with Oliver Springs students. Keep Midway and Oliver Springs and combine Harriman, Roane County High and Rockwood into one new school.

Scenario 4 (2 new schools) The Roane County High district would be split between the two new schools. Some students would go to a new school with Oliver Springs, Harriman and Rockwood. Others would go to a new school with Midway students.

Scenario 5 (1 new school) one new high school to serve the Midway, Oliver Springs, Harriman, Roane County High and Rockwood districts.

Lost Medicaid Funding

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