A recent report assessing policies on charter schools throughout the nation says Wyoming has a lot of work to do to make charter schools more accessible and successful. The Executive Director of the Wyoming Association of Public Charter Schools is not surprised. Kari Cline says Wyoming’s rules are bad and stagnant.
A bill that would make it easier for alternative schools to be created across the state has received final approval by the Wyoming Senate. Alternative schools, such as charter schools, attempt to address the special needs of students that may not be successful in more traditional schools. Under current Wyoming law, it is very difficult to create alternative schools. The bill will change that.