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Charter School Holding Open House To Help Relocate Students

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Charlotte, NC -
The StudentFirst Academy Charter School will shut it's doors for good on Friday.

This means that, come Monday, more than 250 students will have to find another place to finish out the school year.

Tonight the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board held it's first of two open house meetings for students and parents to attend. The purpose of the open house was to help families with information on transferring to new schools for the remainder of the year.

Representatives from other CMS schools were in attendance, handing out information on their schools and the enrollment process. Some parents found the information session helpful, while others felt the opposite.

Ronnietta Reynolds says finding a new school for her son Marcus has already proved difficult. She says she was told that to her charter schools in the area would receptive to her families situation, but so far, she says she's been told her son would need to be placed on a wait list.

Theresa, another parent of a child at the school, said the most difficult part will be simply making a decision about a new school for her son. She said the open house was very informative and that she now has to choose between public school and private.

But for many parents of children at StudentFirst Academy private school is not an option. They are now left scrambling to find a new charter school for their child by Monday, or they will be forced to enroll their child in their CMS home school -- something they theoretically opted out of to begin with.

Regardless of the options presented to parents tonight, it is inevitable that next week there will be beloved teachers without jobs and likely students not enrolled in any school.


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