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ROANE COUNTY RESIDENTS UPSET OVER HIGH SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION PROPOSAL

A large crowd gathered at Harriman Middle School Thursday night for the monthly Roane County Board of Education meeting. Most were on hand to voice opposition to the Board’s recent decision to consolidate all of the county’s high schools into one central location. Most of the resistance came from Oliver Springs residents. After a review of the subject, members decided to hold a work session in order to gather more data on the plan and to possibly make another decision. The session is scheduled on April 6 at 6:30 PM EST at the Central Municipal Building in Kingston.

 

 


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2 Responses

  1. Amanda

    AS they SHOULD oppose! The new high school would be almost a 40 minute drive for students zoned in the Oliver Springs High School area. Longer for those on buses. I would definitely send my child 10 minutes to Oak Ridge instead of sending them 40+ minutes daily to and from school! JOKE!!!

  2. Miranda

    The kids form Oliver springs have two choices in roads they travel to this proposed new school. It’s either Sugar grove Valley or Harriman Hwy, the state has already done the research on accidents and deaths on Harriman Hwy, which is Hwy 61 and they and the county are still in decision over expanding the part that is a two lane road, and even after all of this they want us to allow our kids to travel this road to and from school and put them at a risk of being in an accident or even killed. I will put my kids somewhere else in school. This is only going to cause problems and the town of Oliver Springs will see its value decrease, don’t take away the one thing that the town actually has a lot of pride in.

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