Macon Charter Academy: ‘School will remain open in August”

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Leaders at Macon Charter Academy say the school will be open August. Board members met with concerned parents who were concerned MCA might shut down.

Emotional, driven, and dedicated parents aren’t giving up without a fight.

“I don’t think that Macon Charter is going to close. I don’t think that they’re going to close,” one parent said.

Board members at Macon Charter Academy are reassuring them, the school will be open for the upcoming year.

“We are contesting any claims to termination. We will fight all of that,” Linda Smyth, the board secretary, said.

This week, a judge ruled MCA’s bankruptcy proceeding was not an automatic stay on the charter revocation process.

The state board of education and the Bibb County School District can move forward the MCA’s termination process.

“We have addressed all but four of those violations according to the state and Bibb County,” Smyth said.

MCA’s board agreed to keep on a consultant and to help the school restructure a plan to address the remaining violations.

Board members and parents alike are remaining hopeful the school will stay open.

“We are continuing with business as normal, continuing with full operations of the school,” Smyth said. “Macon Charter Academy plans to open in August.”

The board will meet again next Thursday to decide whether to add on any additional members or choose if certain members will resign.

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