By Bob Beck
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Right now it is difficult to get a charter school started in Wyoming. The biggest hurdle is to get a local school board to agree with the concept. But the legislature is considering some bills that might make the process go more smoothly.
Cheyenne Representative Amy Edmonds is pleased that the House passed a bill that forces a school district and charter school proponents to work together on getting the school agreed upon before a legal timeline is imposed.
The bill allows the State Board of Education to act as a mediator if there is a conflict. Edmunds says at least two other bills are being offered that could continue making the charter school process less cumbersome.