By: Amy Threewitt
I was pleased to come across this article in the Casper Star Tribune a couple of weeks ago. Wendolyn McGregor and Tiffany Leary are spearheading the effort to open a new charter school in the former Roosevelt School building in Casper, and when it comes to school choice, I say the more the merrier!
The Guild Charter School is preparing to open its doors to the families of Wyoming in the fall of 2016. They have plenty of support from the community and even have 183 students pre-enrolled.
I am confident these students — and others — throughout our state would benefit from the individualized curriculum offered by a charter school. Some parents might not be aware of their educational options. Others may be searching but their research deemed unfruitful until this point.
Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA) has been a great fit for all five of my children at some point in their academic career. I know that the Guild School could provide others with the same safe and encouraging school environment that WYVA has offered my family.
As a parent advocate, it is encouraging to see other parents, teachers, and administrators throughout the state of Wyoming who want to work hard and ensure that school choice is available to anyone who is interested.
As the Chair of the Wyoming Chapter of PublicSchoolOptions.org, I’m excited to attend the Guild School’s meeting this Saturday at 4:30pm at Mike Sedar Park so I can show our support for school choice in our community. If you, like me, support equal opportunities in education for Wyoming students, please come join us and let your voice be heard!