The State Board of Education approved issuing a notice to Missouri Baptist University (MBU) that its authorization to sponsor charter schools will be reviewed in April...
MBU currently sponsors four charter schools in the St. Louis area with a total enrollment of nearly 4,200 students.
Academic performance at four of the six school buildings under MBU sponsorship ranks in the bottom five percent of all public schools in Missouri. Deficit spending and high administrative costs have raised concerns about the management and oversight of the schools...
MBU started sponsoring charter schools in the summer of 2006. Charters currently sponsored by the university are: Imagine Academy of Careers (grades K-12), Imagine Academy of Academic Success (grades K-8), Imagine Academy of Environmental Science and Math (grades K-8), and Carondelet Leadership Academy (grades K-6). Last December, the sponsor announced the Imagine Academy of Academic Success will close both its campuses at the end of the school year.
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“Missouri to Review Charter School Sponsor; Missouri Baptist University has Been urged to address the academic and management issues at the schools.” Kansas City infoZine (MO); 3/21/2012