The 509-J School Board passed two proposals this week. The Madras Pioneer reports fifth graders will not be going to the Jefferson County Middle School under a new reconfiguration plan and Madras High School will be split into two schools – MHS and an alternative school. The alternative school would be created to help more students graduate the paper states. In Warm Springs, the ROOTS alternative program, which began last year, has provided students the opportunity to recover credits and experience hands on learning. It has had significant success graduating students.