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Tuesday night, voices from the community were expressed as they encourage others to vote for the referendum regarding the Northeast Dubois School Corporation and the fate of the corporation’s elementary school system during the district’s regular meeting held last night in the cafeteria of Northeast Dubois High School.


Each testimonial received undivided attention. The first of which came from Shawn Dooley, who’s leading a support group in favor of the referendum called Save the Jeeps.

Dooley was followed by his son 8 year old Adam who also provided his input on the matter at hand who declared he wanted to graduate a Jeep. Adam is 1 of 4 children his siblings 10 year old Alex, 7 year old Grace, and 4 year old Claive all attend Dubois schools from preschool to 4th grade.IMG_20160517_190225

Dooley stated that his wife Angie and his children are actively encourages the community to take action and vote towards the referendum as he hopes their children will get the chance to graduate from this school district. Dooley declares he believes that having a school is the heart and soul of a community.

Superintendent Bill Hochgesang shares the initial reaction he had after hearing the community testimonials.

Superintendent Hochgesang states that he and the board want the best for the students and the purpose of Tuesday night was also to inform the public about the impact everyone can make by taking part in the vote. The board approved a referendum resolution after it was read by Superintendent Hochgesang to the public.

Also, Northeast Dubois High School seniors Aubrey Knies & Kennedy Neukam reflected on their reasons for supporting the referendum as well.

For more information about the community approach regarding the referendum visit the Facebook page Save The Jeeps, which is used to keep the community informed in regards to the Northeast Dubois referendum.


In other items of discussion the public gave a standing ovation for coach Victor Betz to demonstrate their appreciation for his invested work as Cross Country Coach after the board announced he has chosen to resign from the position to retire.IMG_20160517_190325

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