Charter School lead applicant, Ann Maher visited with West Utica residents last month, and was welcomed back again to continue the discussion.
"Charter schools simply offer a wider educational choice for families," said Maher.
Maher says they plan to start small with the school, and only looking at 75 students as the maximum.
"If we have a smaller number of children to work with, and therefore a smaller number of families. We think we can access the strengths of each student, and build what we're calling an individualized achievement plan for each child," she says.
But first things first. Maher says right now, they are working on strengthening, and better explaining their application.
"The state feedback that we got said we have lots of great ideas but they want to see more detail of how we are going to do it, and we're working on that and are submitting to the next cycle in June," said Maher.