A York Charter School could be forced to close its doors come January. The Department of Education Charter Appeals Board denied the New Hope Academy Charter School’s appeal to stay open Tuesday. The school opened its doors in 2007. More than 800 students take classes and learn skills there.
The York City School Board voted last August for non-renewal of the school’s charter. School administrators appealed the decision with the state and the state unanimously voted no. It cited poor academic results, violations of the school charter and financial concerns as reasons for its decision.
Now students, and parents say they don’t know where they’ll go come January.
“ It frustrates me now I have to scramble at the last minute to figure out what school I’m going to put my student in. That school is close and with my transportation not where I would like it I now have to scramble,” says Cynthia Kimmons, parent
The school has 30 days to decide if it wants to appeal. The administration says they haven’t made a decision. Right now their focus is on the students and finishing the time they have left at the school.