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Vass, Janet 

Janet Vass lives in Dallas City, Illinois and is a Board Member for the Illini West school district. Earlier she was a member of the Committee of 10 which recommended the creation of a conversion district for the Illini West school district. The unit districts of Carthage, Dallas City, and La Harpe then became K-8 districts. This interview covers the six years that the conversion school has existed and explores some of the challenges facing a conversion district as well as the successes.