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Wings Charter School Looks to Relocate

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By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV )

For five years, Wings Charter School has worked to serve creative minds in the Twin Falls area.

But now, a major obstacle for the upcoming school year-- finding a new home.

Kristy Oberg, School Administrator, notes, “Our funding is not matching what the current lease is asking. At first we were negotiating with the current owner and then we decided it would be something we couldn't work out so we looked at different realtors and buildings in the area."

The problem with lack of funding could easily be rectified by having more students but having small class sizes is something Wings values.

Kay Jones, board member, explains, "It lets them feel much more cared for and for many of our students they have that feeling of community. We build that in our school very, very well."

Oberg notes, "our first year we had 65 students. Through the years we increased that but then we found out what the comfortable number of students is."

Currently, the school holds 80 students, a number administrators find is ideal for teaching.

Says Jones, "we meet the individual needs of students, many of whom have not been successful in a regular school setting so they come here and find their niche. The staff works really hard to make sure every student who comes to this school is successful."

As one door closes there is hope that another will open.


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