COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- A Middle Tennessee community is moving forward with a proposal for a non-traditional school to stem the dropout rate among teenagers.
The Columbia Daily Herald reports the Maury County Public Schools board members agreed this month to proceed with the project.
Cindy Johnson, who is the supervisor for high school instruction, told board members that a solution to the dropout rate has been sought for years and is now within reach. The district's dropout rate in 2012 was 12.5 percent, according to data from the state.
Officials say they are working toward a goal of making the non-traditional school available to students by the beginning of the next school year.