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Proposed Wyoming Classical Academy hosting superintendent in Casper to talk charter schools

Wyoming Superintendent Brian Schroeder. (Wyoming Department of Education)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Classical Academy, a proposed charter school that would serve students in Casper and Mills, will be hosting Wyoming Superintendent Brian Schroeder for a discussion about charter schools from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26. The discussion will be held at the United Church of Christ, 1511 S. Melrose St. in Casper.

Schroeder and Lisa Grover, Ph.D., senior director for state advocacy with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, will talk about education choice and charter schools during the event. The event is being called “Education Reimagined: More Charter Schools for Wyoming” and is open to the public, according to a Thursday press release from Wyoming Classical Academy.

Schroeder will talk about how educational choices are changing in Wyoming. He was appointed as superintendent to fill the vacancy left by former Superintendent Jillian Balow, who resigned to take the job as superintendent in Virginia.

Grover will talk about how Wyoming plays a leadership role in authorizing charter schools.

The proposed Wyoming Classical Academy is a candidate to be a Hillsdale College Member School. It would offer classical education for grades K–12. The proposed charter school will apply for a school charter from the State Loan and Investment Board in July, the press release states.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Although the discussion will take place at the United Church of Christ, Wyoming Classical Academy, not the UCC, will be hosting it. Edits have been made to emphasize this distinction.