Osceola County charter school makes case to stay open after contract terminated

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A charter school in fighting to convince the Osceola County School Board why it should stay open.

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On Monday, a judge ordered the termination of a contract between the school district and American Classical Charter Academy. The school has had past issues involving teaching certificates and money.

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The business manager for the charter school told the board that those financial issues are normal for charter schools, and said the school’s academics should be taken into consideration.

A termination letter from superintendent Dr. Debra Pace said an audit showed expenditures were more than $600,000 in the red.

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The school had only been open for three years. About 250 students were enrolled as of Saturday.

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Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.