Charter school to close doors at end of this school year

    At a March 11 meeting of its board, Beardstown Charter School elected to close its doors at the end of this school year, according to Principal Carrie Martin. The last day for students will be May 15.
    The Beardstown Charter School has served the community for seven years as a place for non-traditional students to earn a high school education, having graduated 96 students since 2008.
    The difficult decision to close the school was precipitated by low enrollment numbers, which adversely affected the school’s budget, Martin says.
    Current Charter School students who are eligible for placement at Beardstown High School will integrate there.
    The Charter School’s four staff positions will be seeking new employment.

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