Osceola County charter school in danger of closing speaks out

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — The Osceola County charter school in danger of shutting down is speaking out.


Officials said the deteriorating financial conditions of The American Classical Charter Academy are reaching the point of financial emergency.

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But the school is not giving up without a fight.

“We understand the superintendent’s concerns and welcome the opportunity to address them,” school attorney Eddie Fernandez told Channel 9.

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The school’s principal said the school board overstepped, and that under the Corrective Action Plan, the school had a year to make the changes requested. It’s been five months.

The school sent a letter to parents on Thursday saying it has complied with the school-wide safety program, meeting state mandates and responded to any school district requests, that officials “have reviewed our finances and have taken appropriate steps to maintain the financial ability of the school.”

Read the full letter to parents below:

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