Sumter, SC (WLTX) -- Classes continued Monday at a Sumter school with a revoked charter and a restraining order.
Now SLED says it is also investigating the school for impropriety.
The South Carolina Charter School District says whatever is going on at the Mary L. Dinkins Charter School is not a recognized function with the state, and it plans to take further action against the school Tuesday.
"It's the parents that got up this morning to put their kids on a bus, say we know what we want for our children," said Benita Dinkins-Robinson, the school's executive director.
Despite an order to end operations on Friday the school's doors remained open, Dinkins-Robinson says only five of the school's 145 students did not show up for class, with three of those for personal reasons, not the situation with the school's charter.
"You're gonna talk about you really care for kids and know that state tests is supposed to start tomorrow but you're gonna close the school, you don't think about the emotional or the psychological damage that you're causing children," said Dinkins-Robinson.
A court cited low test scores and irregularities in its decision to revoke the school's charter.
Dinkins-Robinson says the school has since improved and their appeal of the decision allows them to remain open.
But even with full classrooms and crowded halls, Clay Eaton with the South Carolina Public Charter School District says activity at the site is not recognized by the state.
"Well it's no longer a school. So it's no longer an organized environment for an education setting for children," he said.
According to Eaton, the school received no materials for upcoming statewide tests and no funding for the month of March. He says parents should move their students to a recognized school setting.
"It's been a long process to get to here, but we're pleased that the students will now have an opportunity to go to an education setting that will be more conducive to long term learning," said Eaton.
Still Dinkins-Robinson says she is fighting to give her students a choice, and she says she has families and faith based groups behind her.
"The community is not gonna let these kids go lacking," she said.
Eaton says the school will no longer receive funding from the district.
He says the district will head to court Tuesday asking to make their temporary restraining order against the school permanent.