Texas charter face closure for improper financial management

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Prime Prep Academy, the charter school co-founded by Deion “Prime Time” Sanders, faces closure for improper financial management and not complying with state education code.

The Texas Education Agency issued the findings Tuesday in a letter of intent to revoke the open-enrollment charter of Uplift Fort Worth, the parent organization of two Prime Prep campuses in Dallas and Fort Worth. Prime Prep Academy opened in 2012 to much fanfare because of Sanders, a former Dallas Cowboys star. The school, however, has had problems in almost every area.

Uplift Fort Worth has until July 30 to appeal the recommendation and request a hearing. If it doesn’t appeal, the school’s charter will be revoked. Prime Prep Superintendent Ron Price said he is planning to appeal the decision by the education agency.

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