Tybee discusses possible charter school plans

By Brooke Kelley - bio | email

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - A big meeting planned for Thursday night on Tybee Island to discuss the possibilities of putting a charter school on the island.

Since St. Michael's School closed last year, there's no longer a school on the island for the first time in decades. Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman will be hosting a meeting to see if parents are interested in the idea. Buelterman said if there's an overwhelming response at Thursday's meeting, the school could open next fall initially for grades kindergarten through second grade. The proposed school might be housed at the former St. Michael's School.

"A school on Tybee would not only give a place for folks to send their kids, but it really makes a community a community having a school. I think it's important we at least make an effort to see if it's possible to start a charter school and see how much interest there would be if this would become a reality," Buelterman said.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. at Tybee City Hall.

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