Roane County School Board: Close all five high schools and build two

In a stunning move Thursday night, the Roane County Board of Education voted 7-3 to send a plan to close all five high schools and build two super high schools to the Roane County Commission for their consideration. What makes the move more unusual is the matter was not on the agenda that the board sent out to the media earlier this month. Board member Danny Wright made a motion at the start of last night’s meeting to amend the agenda to discuss a building plan. School board members that voted in favor of the two new super high schools included Drack Langley, Mike Miller, Vic King, Rob Jago, Melvin Johnson, Larry Brackett, and Wright. Those opposed were Michael Taylor, Nadine Jackson and Sam Cox. The Roane County Commission will discuss the matter at a future meeting.

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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  1. NOOOOOOO!!! Huge mistake!

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