School of Excellence students will have to finish up the remainder of the year elsewhere after the state Board of Education unanimously voted Monday to shutter the troubled Humphrey charter school.
Vicky Wilson, who was appointed interim director of the school in January, told the board a month ago that the two-year-old school was struggling to pay bills and expected to be nearly $80,000 in debt by the end of the school year…
“They were operating in the red; they didn’t even know how they were going to pay all of their bills for the rest of the year,” said Tim Kimbrell, commissioner for the Arkansas Department of Education…
A state report had revealed the school was out of compliance with nine of 18 state requirements for public schools in Arkansas. Wilson complained to the education board that the school wasn’t given a fair chance, had just hired a new director this week and had hoped to raise its enrollment cap for next year to improve the current situation…
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STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION VOTES TO SHUTTER CHARTER SCHOOL AT HUMPHREY; APRIL 13, 2010; The Daily World (AR)