Kansas City Charter School Makes Case to Keep its Doors Open
KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City charter school is making its case for staying open.
Lawyers for Gordon Parks Elementary were scheduled to go before a judge in Cole County Circuit Court on Thursday to argue for a permanent injunction. The school previously received a temporary injunction allowing it to stay open through the end of classes in late June.
Missouri education officials voted in May to pull the school's charter because of poor academic performance. The loss of the charter means a loss of state funding.
School officials say their children are making progress even though many live in poverty. The University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg sponsors the school and wanted the state to issue a new five-year charter.
Gordon Parks had about 240 kindergartens through fifth-grader students.