The Monroe City School Board says no for the second time to Excellence Academy.
“After reviewing all of the information i voted my conviction and the answer is no I’m not going to vote to give them a fifth year,” School Board President, Rodney McFarland said,
Only one board member disagrees with the move.
“Based on information I just didn’t see nothing that rises to the point of not letting them have their last year,” School Board member, Daryll Berry, said.
Excellence academy for now losing the battle in a 4-1 vote. The board encourages the families to explore other options.
“What our families need to do is go ahead and enroll our children back into our local schools,” McFarland said.
But for Excellence they say it’s not over just yet.
After taking their case to federal court– Excellence Academy Director, Roosevelt Wright Jr. says they plan to make one last stand with a second lawsuit.
They hope a judge will force the school board to give them a fifth year.
“That’s why we want to go to court and when we get to court we’re certain that the judge doesn’t have political motives all he does is look at the law and the law is on our side,” Wright said.
In the mean time the school year is just under two months away and parents still have hope that
Excellence Academy’s doors will be open in the fall.
“The parents at Excellence Academy have not changed and gone to any other schools we are all prepared we’ve already sent letters to all the parents we’ve already got everything ready to roll,” Wright said.
It’s still unclear if the final bell has rung forcing the Excellence Academy to shut their doors for good.