By: Amy Threewitt
Monday. Monday is Decision Day. Monday is Decision Day for the Guild Charter School.
The Natrona County School Board is slated to decide if co-founders Wendolyn McGregor and Tiffany Leary will be able to open their doors next fall. They want to offer something new to families in Natrona Country “through strength-based learning which helps students identify their talents and utilize them to learn.”
As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m encouraged to see new school options open “for kids that don’t excel in the standard system.” As all parents know, when it comes to education, one-size does not fit all.
At our back-to-school event in Casper a couple of weeks ago, Teresa Johnson and her son Briar shared with me why school choice works for them. Briar currently attends Wyoming Connections Academy because Teresa wanted a rigorous academic environment for her son. Additionally, the Johnsons are one of the families on the Guild Charter School’s pre-enrollment list.
After Monday’s School Board meeting, Briar and 182 other Wyoming students will know if they can attend the Guild Charter School for the 2016-2017 academic year.