Earlier this year, parents gathered in front of the Washington Unified School District Board of Trustees to tell their stories and ask for approval for the new Lighthouse Charter School in West Sacramento. They were thrilled when the board approved the school.
But then the real work began: telling the rest of the community about the school, so that parents knew there was a new educational option for their kids. Since then, parents have been volunteering to spread the word, visiting food truck events, helping to build a new park, talking to folks at the local farmer’s market, passing out flyers, and knocking on doors. There’s nothing quite like the energy of parents starting a school from the ground up!