Sumter, SC (WLTX)- The South Carolina Public Charter School District says Mary L. Dinkins Higher Learning Academy will be closing down on Friday.

But if you ask the schools director, Benita Robinson, she will disagree.

"We will be open for business on Monday," said Robinson.

On March 1st, Judge Shirley Robinson ruled in favor of the state-wide charter school district's decision to revoke the charter of Mary L. Dinkins Higher Learning Academy Charter School. As a result of the ruling, there the state funds have stopped.

"No teacher has gone unpaid, no child has gone unfed and the educational process did not stop because of their tactics," said Robinson.

Dr. Edgar Taylor was sent to the school on Wednesday to begin the closing process.

"We were just here to be helpful but unfortunately that wasn't very well received and we were asked to leave," said Dr. Taylor.

Robinson says the school is making improvements and her numbers from this year will prove that.

"It has been an everyday struggle. I don't think we have ever had a point in this whole charter movement where we could focus on the children."

The district says the students will be better suited in a different learning environment and they have been communicating with the Lee County and Sumter County School District's. The parents of roughly 140 kids will have to make a decision by Friday.

Robinson says the schools attorney plans to appeal the decision.

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