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Brent Rademacher - Alternatives in Education
Brent Rademacher discusses the history of Bismark-Henning Rossville-Alvin Cooperative High School, Illinois's second cooperative high school, which began in 2017-2018. The deactivation/reorganization let Rossville-Alvin high school students choose between Bismarck-Henning or Hoopeston Area. Rademacher explains the effort that led to a referendum resulting in the creation of the Bismarck-Henning and Rossville-Alvin. Based on student input, the school's colors and nickname remained the same, while the school's name was changed, as well as the governance structure of the Board of Education, and the financial responsibilities of each district. Brent also discusses the school's new Agriculture program.
Challenges In Early Deactivation
Interview Session (Audio)