The Crossing Officials Working Toward Opening Aug. 1

The CrossingPlans are coming along for The Crossing alternative school in Starke County.

According to Jena Bontrager from The Crossing’s corporate office, a local board has been formed with Mark Bailey as the president of that board.

A building for classes has been secured. The Starke County Crossing will be holding classes in the old Sears building in the Mint Leaf Plaza. Bontrager said there will be some remodeling inside the building to create walls and different areas that would help in the education process.

The principal of the Starke County Crossing will be Quentin Bishop and a portion of the teaching staff has been hired. There are students that are slated to begin classes on Aug. 1. That number was not immediately given, but Bontrager said enrollment changes throughout the year with additions, transfers and dropouts. However, there are students that will be enrolled in a process on July 17 on the school’s campus.

Fundraising efforts are being planned for the school and more information on those efforts will be given when those details are solidified.