By Bob Beck
Cheyenne, WY – The State Senate has approved a change in the state Charter school law and it may soon head to the Governor's desk. It says that school districts and those interested in starting Charter Schools must negotiate points of disagreement. It also allows the State board of education to mediate any disputes. Some hope the legislation will lead to more Charter Schools being formed in Wyoming. But Laramie Senator Mike Massie doubts that will happen.
Still, supporters say that it will force a school board to have a documented reason for rejecting a Charter School. Proponents of the concept have been frustrated with the fact that so few Charter Schools have been started in Wyoming.