The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


February 21, 2014

Hoopeston Area to renew agreement with Rossville-Alvin

HOOPESTON — The Tri-Party Deactivation Agreement for 2014-2015 between Rossville-Alvin, Bismarck-Henning and Hoopeston Area School Districts is in the renewal process.

Hoopeston Area Superintendent Hank Hornbeck said the agreement for 2014-2015 will mark the ninth year for the Tri-Party Deactivation Agreement. He added that Bismarck-Henning and Rossville-Alvin already have approved the agreement. No changes in the agreement, except the date, were made, he added.

The agreement allows Rossville-Alvin entering high school to attend either Hoopeston Area and Bismarck-Henning high school. Rossville-Alvin High School was deactivated as part of the agreement.

Hoopeston Area school board will approve the agreement at their March meeting.

Rossville-Alvin eighth-graders will visit Hoopeston Area High School on Thursday, according to Principal Larry Maynard, with parents visiting in the evening. Following visits to both school districts, Rossville students will decide which school they will attend for high school in 2014-2015.

In other school board business, the Summer Migrant Program is working with the Illinois Migrant Council and the Indiana migrant program to transport migrants from Indiana to Hoopeston's Summer Migrant Program. This would be an addition of about 50 students from Indiana, according to Principal Dan Walder. Last year, Hoopeston had fewer than 20 students in the program. The federal government cost for the program is $73,000.

+ Learned Hoopeston Area School District will have to make up five days of the eight weather-related snow days. School will end Monday, June 2, for students. An amended calendar will be be approved later.

+ Learned that Maple Grade School and Honeywell Grade School together raised over $13,000 this year for the American Heart Asssociation.

+ Heard a presentation from Amy Linares, Community Liaison, on the district goal for consistency in communicating attendance concerns in the district with students and parents. Linares also reported on the coat drive, school supplies, clothing and shoe drives and Lion's Club Vision referrals and other community involvement this year.

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