Charter School Reopens After Being Shuttered For Allegedly Owing $740,000 To State


UPDATED: Friday February 15, 2013 12:41 PM

Students were allowed to return to class on Friday after their school was shuttered for allegedly owing the state hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Parents confirmed that they received a phone call early Friday morning notifying them that ScholARTS Preparatory and Career Center for Children was back open.

The building was closed on Thursday because the school allegedly owes the state $740,000 in overpayments for students and for not paying employee retirement contributions, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

The Dispatch reported that police are investigating what happened to the money that the school had deducted from employees' paychecks on behalf of the retirement system.

A Franklin County judge that that the school could reopen until an appeal by the school's attorney is addressed.

The Dispatch reported that ScholARTS was sponsored by Kids Count of Dayton. The organization ordered the school to find a new sponsor or to close.

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