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Sunnyside Moms Working to Bring Charter Schools to Their Community

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SUNNYSIDE, Wash.--Two moms in Sunnyside are striving to bring more educational opportunities to their community.

Brittany Weaver and Erin Martin started a non-profit called "Charter Schools of Sunnyside."

Friday night, they're holding a meeting at the Sunnyside Community Center to try and establish a  board of directors. The founders say they believe charter schools will help Sunnyside students succeed and get parents involved.

"If they don't know how to help, if they don't know how to do homework, if they don't know what they can do to help their children succeed, this school wants to bring those parents in to help to teach them as well," said Weaver.

The founders said once their board is in place and plans are finalized, they'll take their case to the Washington State Charter School Commission for approval.