3 Broward County charter schools close
LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla., (WSVN) -- Low enrollment has led to the closure of three Broward County charter schools just after a few weeks into the new school year.
The final bell has rung at these schools this Friday, and parents and students are very upset after receiving only a few days notice. Eagle Charter Academy, Touchdowns4life, and SMART Charter School are the schools that the district closed.
Parents said they are upset because the term had already begun, and Wednesday, they were abruptly notified that the last day of school would arrive in two days. Parents are also upset because they already paid for school uniforms, which cannot be used at other schools, and now they are scrambling to get transcripts so they can enroll their children in new schools.
Rose Ghant said, "Me and my husband have been here since 7 a.m. waiting on transcripts. Every time you try to speak to someone they give you the run-around. Every time you give them a document it gets lost."
Students were also devastated to learn of the news. One student said, "Words can't express how I feel right now because I've been here since the sixth grade, and I'm in 11th right now. It's just sad."
Parents said they were told that enrollment was too low. School officials, however, did not want to comment to 7News.
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