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Group proposing charter school in Winnebago

By Staff | May 18, 2009


Keeping the elementary school open in Winnebago could depend on whether a group’s efforts to turn it into a charter school are successful.

Former Winne-bago and Blue Earth school board member Steve Schon-rock and Winne-bago Chamber President Scott Robertson updated Blue Earth Area School District officials on their proposal Monday night.

“We’ve studied this for quite awhile. It has not been a fly by night idea. The opportunity is out there to give this a very good chance of working,” says Schonrock, a spokesman for the group.

He says right now the group is at the “exploratory stage” and is asking the school district to serve as a sponsor.

For more of this story, see this week’s Register.