Principal Tanya Sanderfoot discusses the proposed charter school.
Principal Tanya Sanderfoot discusses the proposed charter school.

   Is there data to show how successful this charter school model can be?
   What happens if a students fails to meet the competency goals?
   How many teachers will the charter school need?

   Concerns such as these were addressed and received more in-depth answers than before during a Barlow Park play-based charter school update at Monday night’s special School Board meeting.

   Barlow Park Elementary School Principal Tanya Sanderfoot approached the School Board, giving the board members additional information on the proposed charter school.

   She informed the School Board the elementary school staff were looking at different methods of sending information out to parents and community members. Snow days along with difficult schedules had made it challenging to host more informational sessions that could be well-attended, Sanderfoot explained.

   To satisfy a need for details, she stated the elementary school would be creating informational videos concerning the play-based charter school.

   “We had talked about using social media and using some more video messages and things to be able to get our ideas out that can be visited at any time versus just that one time [at an informational meeting],” Sanderfoot said.

Read the full story in the April 4, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.