- A report to the Missouri State Board of Education Tuesday indicated that the closure of six charter schools run by Virginia-based Imagine Schools Inc. cost the state and local communities $250,000.
- Around 89% of the 3,500 students from the schools, which closed at the end of the last schools year, were moved into the St. Louis Public Schools, while three schools were opened to absorb others.
- Academic and fiscal management problems let to the shutdowns.
From the article:
"... The Missouri State Board of Education heard a report Tuesday about the shutdown of six schools run by Virginia-based Imagine Schools Inc. The schools had about 3,500 students when they were ordered to close at the end of the last school year because of academic and fiscal management problems. ..."