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Hancock Convergence Hearing Delayed

Carthage, IL – A convergence hearing for three Hancock County school districts has been delayed until Dec. 8. A Committee of Ten from the Carthage, LaHarpe and Dallas City school districts hopes to convince voters to form a single high school district, with an elementary district remaining in each town. The hearing before the Regional Board of School Trustees was delayed to to an error in the publication of the hearing notice. Committee member Pat Dietrich says members of her group and the general public will be invited to speak at the hearing. If the regional board approves, the issue will be forwarded to state education administrators for approval.