The Knox Community School Board will host an informational meeting on Thursday at 10 a.m. CT in the administrative office in the elementary school with members of The Crossing alternative school.
Superintendent A.J. Gappa said the purpose of the meeting is for The Crossing officials to speak to the board members in more depth about the alternative school.
“Some of the schools in Starke County have met with representatives from The Crossing to discuss the possibility of bringing a program to Starke County,” explained Gappa. “As superintendents and principals met with these members, we have brought that information back to our individual boards and we set up a meeting this Thursday morning with members of our board to come and hear first hand from the leaders from The Crossing alternative school. They’ll get some more information and be able to answer questions on how it actually works and what the benefits may be to not only Knox High School but all of Starke County.”
The Crossing is an accredited alternative school and offers a second chance to some students.
“What they focus on is getting kids who have left school corporations back into the fold – some kids may have dropped out, they may have moved onto home school and that may not be working out for them, some kids have even been expelled so they’ve cut ties with the school. The Crossing works on going out and getting these kids back into the educational process. They, and we, all think that kids are going to be better off if they do receive an education and get a high school diploma.”
Members from the Oregon-Davis, North Judson-San Pierre and Culver Community School Boards have also been invited to take part in this meeting.