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Charter School To Close Next Week

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The StudentFirst Academy Charter School will close its doors for good next Friday.

The school sent parents an email urging them to attend a special meeting with the Board and PTA on the status of the 2014-2015 school year. In this meeting parents and students learned that the school was going to be closed down.

This means more than 250 students will have to find another place to finish out the school year and it has put a great deal of stress on parents.

Parent Isabella Patton is uncertain of the future and said, "I don't know what to do, I have two kids."

StudentFirst offered an after school program that held children until 5:30 p.m. and without this parents are scrambling to find alternate plans for their kids. Others are worried, because of the different rules with a charter school, that their children might have to repeat the grade they are in now.

"They (StudentFirst) have different rules versus the public schools as far as the cut of date for age," said parent Jessica Gibson.

StudentFirst held another meeting tonight at the school to let parents know what is next. Parents leaving the meeting said the school must raise over $200,000 in order to keep the doors open.
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