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“We’re going to figure out a way. We’ve figured out a way so far.”

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By Sara Schaefer
March 17, 2015

DUGGER, Ind. (WTHI) – On Tuesday night the Dugger Union community gathers for another meeting regarding getting their own charter.

Right now, they’re currently a branch of Indiana Cyber Charter School.

It’s been a long process but board member Greg Ellis says they won’t stop trying anytime soon.

“We’re not going to give up. This is going to happen and we’re not going to go away,” he said.

A recent report released by The Center for Education Reform gives Indiana charter schools an A, placing them in top three nationwide.

An outlet that could be positive for Dugger Union.

The highest score schools could get was a 55. Indiana scored a 41. The report claims that shows there’s still room for improvement.

Dugger’s growth is too recent to be included in these numbers but they’re a testament to the push for charters.

“We’re working really hard here to do something that we think is innovative and creative and a tremendous opportunity for our kids. This is going to work. We’re going to figure out a way, we’ve figured out a way so far,” Ellis said.

Ellis says now they’re just waiting and feeling confident about the chance to stand on their own.

Illinois charter schools received a grade of a C. See the grades and full report here.