Don't get me wrong...Committee work is hard. But some semblance of a clear process and a decisive result would be helpful here, as would a show of support by the County Commission for the School Board's process. That said, this is where we are for today:

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"The Roane County School Board voted 8-1 Wednesday evening to consolidate three high schools, Rockwood High, Harriman High and Roane County High, while funding projects to update Oliver Springs High and Midway High at their respective buildings.

The vote of approval for the $41-45 million plan comes nearly a month after the school board voted not to consolidate all five county high schools.

Sam Cox of the Roane County School Board, representing Districts 3 and 4, said the proposal was based on the idea of merging the schools geographically located near the center of the county. He said students from the outlying schools, Oliver Springs and Midway, would face commutes of up to an hour or an hour and a half to and from school if they were to consolidate all five schools into one."

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Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.