Oakland (Calif.) charter school seeks court order to stay open

Friday, June 7, 2013

An Oakland charter school that has high-achieving students but allegedly engaged in financial improprieties has gone to court to try to keep its doors open.

The Oakland school board voted by a narrow 4-3 margin on March 20 to revoke the charter for the American Indian Model Schools, alleging that the school hasn't done enough to rectify financial irregularities that were found in a state audit last year.

The school board's ruling means that American Indian Model Schools, which has 1,200 students at three campuses in Oakland, must close.

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