Career Academy closing, parent meeting tonight
BATON ROUGE - Administrators for the Career Academy Charter High School in Baton Rouge announced they would close at the end of May because they had to move facilities and there were no buildings to house their 243 students.
A spokesperson for the charter school said the EBR Parish School System needed the Brookstown campus for a new middle school opening in August. Career Academy had been in talks to relocate to the Capitol High School campus, but said Wednesday an agreement couldn't be reached with the Recovery School District.
"The circumstances of our closing are tragic. The children are not responsible for this failure. In the future I hope that local and state organizations can work together to provide more opportunities to help students succeed," said Nancy Roberts, Executive Director of the school's governing board.
Administrators said Career Academy students will be able to enroll in other EBR schools, including charter schools, even if deadlines for enrollment have passed.
The school planned a parents' meeting for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators on 5550 Florida Blvd.