Columbia, SC (WLTX)- The Richland One Board of School Commissioners voted in 2009 to revoke the Midlands Math and Business Acedemy's charter.
That decision was appealed twice by MMBA, but the board's decision to revoke MMBA's charter was upheld by the court on March 6th. Funding for the school will stop on March 26th.
Tayla Smith is in the 5th grade at the Academy and her mom, Monica Smith, says she struggled with academics beore coming to the charter school.
"The resource teacher in Richland One told me she would never graduate from high school, they never gave me any hope," said Monica Smith.
Smith says now that her daughter is making improvements, news that the school could close is frightening.
"I think it is very unbecoming to do this and not give us any options. I am not sending my child back to her zoned school."
Parents recieved a letter in the mail from the Richland One School District, saying the SC court of appeals has upheld the decision of the district to revoke the charter. The bottom line- The district says 72 kids will have to transition to another schoool by March 26th.