Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Meridian Board Revokes North Star Charter

Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 9:41 AM

The bad news, good news headlines swirling around Meridian's North Star Charter School has returned to bad news.

In April, parents of North Star Charter were told that the school was in deep financial trouble and that officials were unable "to manage its cash flow."

On June 11, officials at North Star were cheering that they had successfully completed negotiations to restructure their debt and keep the schools open.

But now, the Meridian School District Board of Trustees have revoked North Star's charter. On June 25, saying that the school hadn't done enough to stabilize its debt and pulled the charter. North Star has 30 days to respond, a public hearing would follow and the Idaho State Board of Education would have the final say.

Meanwhile, nearly 1,000 students and their parents nervously await the fate of their school.

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