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Key Steps to Opening A Charter School in Wyoming

FLM has identified the steps below as the key steps toward a successful charter application in our state:

1. Form non-profit to sponsor charter application; Assign roles to volunteers


2. Obtain 501(c)(3) for nonprofit


3. Hold 2-3 Public Meetings to gauge community interest


4. Conduct outreach at farmers' markets, summer events, library; Produce website (WIX is awesome!)


5. Meet with school board members, form one-on-one relationships for discussion; Be available to answer questions they may have

6. Write charter application; Divide sections among volunteers (governance, budget, education, facilities, outreach, development)

7. Hire lawyer to ensure the school district evaluates application following Wyoming charter statute and rules


8. Apply for Start-up Grants (US DOE Charter School Program)

9. Gain approval for Charter; Incorporate School

10. Manage start-up grants; Write final reports


11. Plan and conduct transition to charter school board and director

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FLM is pleased to offer help to other Wyoming communities as they

investigate the idea of founding a Montessori Charter School. Contact Us!

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