A certified letter has been send to West Bend school district administration requesting a public hearing on the matter of a charter school in West Bend.The plan at this point is to start this fall with K and 1st grade. Future expansion to 6th grade or possibly 8th grade would continue next fall. According to Pastor Dunford of First Baptist Church, many parents have expressed a desire for them to begin a charter school.
The West Bend Board of Education needs to approve such a measure. Charter schools typically educate for less money, have smaller class sizes and results that compare favorably to or better than traditional public schools. There is strong potential for cost savings to the community by educating through charter schools.
This is a very exciting idea for West Bend!
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