UPDATE: Dugger Closer to Bringing Charter School to Town

By Kyle Inskeep

Published 06/08 2014 10:19PM

Updated 06/08 2014 11:49PM

As graduation come to an end, one local community is working to make sure its schools have a graduation ceremony next year.

It looks like the town of Dugger has found a way to make sure that happens. 

It's a story NBC 2 has been following since last December.

That's when the North-East Sullivan School board voted to close Union High School and Dugger Elementary because of budget issues.
Since then a group of community members formed the Dugger Union Community School Corporation, in hopes of obtaining a charter.
The groups initial application was denied.

But earlier this week the corporation announced a partnership with the Indiana Cyber Charter School.
Representatives from the school were on hand for an interest meeting about the school today.
Dugger Union Community School would be an Indiana Cyber School campus.

"Some of it is they think it's all virtual, it's all online which it's not. We are going to offer a traditional school type setting. Some specialty classes will be online," Kyle Foli, DUCSC board president said.

Applications for admission were handed out at Sunday's meeting.
Officials with the school don't want students turning them in until a written agreement between the two parties has been signed.
That's expected to happen in the coming days.

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