RE: DSM: Anyone have tips for someone who wants to start a Sudbury school?

Joe Jackson (
Thu, 12 Oct 2000 19:36:53 -0400

Maddie - Can't you apply for approval as a Tennessee private school through
the Commissioner of Education?

I'm sure you've done the legal research, but check out

Cindy K,

You might want to read some more of the books (although Mimsy's book is very
good). Also SVS sells a school startup kit, and if you plan to buy very
many of the publications you will save money in the long run by dropping the
$400 to get the planning kit. It has everything you need except for the
thousands of hours of blood, sweat and tears.

You might consider contacting Helen Hughes at Windsor House School in
Vancouver for advice on Canadian operation.

To both of you, good luck! If you have questions post them here and we'll
try to help.

-Joe Jackson
please note my new email address:
Kids rule at Fairhaven School

> At 02:03 PM 10/12/00 -0400, you wrote:
> >Hi everyone!
> >
> >I just found out about the Sudbury Valley school last friday by
> reading A
> >School For Today by Mimsy Sadofsky.
> Must be in the wind we are taking the first baby steps about looking at
> opening up a Sudbury here.... it's daunting at best. But SV does publish
> lots of inforon how to do it. We have not gotten very far yet..and if we
> do it i will have to be through a church sponsorship since TN has no
> provisions for Charter schools, <sigh> Looks as if it will be up hill the
> whole way!
> Maddie in Chattanooga

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