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Idaho Business Review Features Heartland High School

Idaho Business Review Features Heartland High School

 

The Heartland High School story goes back to 1991.  At the January regular board meeting, Superintendent Everett Howard “reported that the 70001 program which operates from the basement of the District Office is not meeting the needs of our area.  He reported that an Alternative School program could serve community members and secondary students…”.  This was the beginning of a long-standing district program. 

 Since the first graduation in 1992, the district has averaged 10 graduates every year.  This seemingly small number, has a significant impact on the lives of the graduates and society, in general.  According to the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, during the 2012-2013 school year each student who dropped out of high school ultimately will “cost taxpayers an estimated $467,023 in reduced tax revenue and increased demand for public services over the course of their lifetimes.” 

 Thanks to the McCall-Donnelly Board of Trustees for their dedication to all of our students and the Heartland High School project. 

 https://idahobusinessreview.com/2017/11/22/mccalls-alternative-high-school-finally-gets-its-own-home/