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Scott Watson - School District Reorganization
Superintendent Scott Watson discusses the deactivation of Rossville-Alvin (RA) High School followed by a successful referendum which led to the creation of Illinois's second cooperative high school, Bismarck-Henning and Rossville-Alvin Cooperative High School (BHRA). Topics explored include transportation responsibilities for the new district, board of education responsibilities for a cooperative high school, state incentives, school enrollment, union status, and community acceptance. Scott discusses the referendum that led to the creation of the Cooperative High School, and the introduction of an agriculture program following the reorganization. He also explains why the two districts decided to reorganize using a cooperative high school method as compared to other reorganization methods.
Choosing a Cooperative School as Method of Reorganization
Interview Session (Audio)