Carthage, IL – Three Hancock County school districts want to form a joint high school district. Under a petition filed with the regional school superintendent, Carthage, LaHarpe and Dallas City would each form an elementary district. Superintendent Bob Baumann has scheduled a hearing on the issue Nov. 30. Preliminary plans by the Committee of Ten call for using the current Carthage High School to house the projected 480 students. LaHarpe Superintendent Jo Campbell says the districts would eventually try to pass a bond issue for a new school building.