Officials from the Department of Public Instruction will be in the area Tuesday, taking part in a hearing on the proposal to create a Mattoon school district. That will happen Tuesday from 5 to 8pm at the Volm Theater at the high school. Plus, there will be a second meeting on May 4th at which time a decision may be made. What’s called the boundary appeals board is made up of a dozen school board members from around the state. Supporters of creating the new district filed an appeal to a January decision by the school board against its formation.