Both of Scott County’s public school systems have been designated as “exemplary school systems” by the Tennessee Department of Education.

The Scott County School System and the Oneida Special School District were among 48 school districts across the state to be designated as exemplary, based on student growth on last year’s tests.

The designations are among new accountability measures put into place this year as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act, passed by Congress in 2015 to replace the No Child Left Behind Act.

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The complete story can be found in the Nov. 2, 2017 print edition of the Independent Herald.