Winnebago Task Force Explores Possibility of Opening Private School
by Jessica Bies
With Winnebago Elementary closing its doors to students in just a few weeks, a group of residents is exploring the possibility of opening a private classical school to take its place.
The Winnebago Education Task Force represents a group of 20 to 30 Winnebago-area community members with the stated goal of providing high-quality education to local children. It also seeks to keep the town an attractive locale for young parents, said task force member and First Financial Bank President Bill Erickson.
Which is why it’s teaming up with Genesis Classical Academy, a locally based nonprofit, to survey area residents about whether they’d be interested in sending their kids to a Winnebago-based private school instead of packing them onto buses bound for Blue Earth or Maple River. [continue reading…]