Roane Board of Education Discusses High School Consolidation Plan at Workshop

The Roane County Board of Education met for a work session Tuesday to discuss once again the high school consolidation plan the board is still discussing which would be to build two new buildings, one to combine Rockwood and Harriman, and then a new school building for Kingston. The talks have been ongoing now for several years, but the board hasn’t received County Commissions support. It was noted at the meeting since it’s an election year with all county commission seats up for election, getting their support was more than likely a dead issue as to support such a plan would require a hefty tax increase. Keeping the conversation in the public eye and ears was the reason that Board member Danny Wright, called for the meeting last night. A special-called meeting was also scheduled if needed but no formal action was taken, just discussion again about the proposed school plans.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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