An east side charter school plans to close its doors unexpectedly on Friday, after the state cuts its funding.
The Chase Academy for Communication Arts is expected to close at 5 p.m. Friday, 10TV's Andy Hirsch reported.
Some students were sent home with a letter explaining that the school is shutting down after the state stops its funding because of a mix up in attendance figures.
"I don't know what I'm going to do at this point. I'm really shocked," said parent Laretha Haynes.
Haynes, from Canal Winchester, said she had no indication the school would be closing. She put her 9-year-old daughter in the school because of childcare issues.
"I'm upset," Haynes said. "I'm upset because now my daughter doesn't have a school to go to and I live all the way out in Canal Winchester and I don't know what I'm going to do."
The state is cutting off money to Chase Academy because it was over reporting attendance, which is how school funding in calculated, Hirsch reported.
When the error was caught and corrected, the state realized the school already received a full-year's worth of funding.
"We don't have a full picture of what of exactly what happened at this point," said Ohio Department of Education spokesman Scott Blake. "We are doing a review of their enrollments tomorrow. And so you know, maybe then we will have a better picture of how exactly everything unfolded."
Chase Academy staff will be on hand Monday to help answer questions parents have, Hirsch reported.
Most of the academy's students live in the Columbus City School district and CCS said it will welcome those students.
Several state audits of Chase Academy show a history of money mismanagement and the department of education said it will look into how the enrollment figures were so far off, but they do not suspect any fraud.
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