SAIL reaches deal to complete school year

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D.C. officials have come up with a plan to allow a financially strapped charter school to complete its school year and find new placements for its students.

Bill Turque at The Washington Post reported Tuesday that D.C. Public Charter School Board officials said they would hold an enrollment fair at SAIL Public Charter School on Thursday for parents to find placements for their children for next year.

“SAIL (School for ARTs in Learning), plagued by money problems for the past several years, relinquished its operating charter to the board in May. The plan agreed to called for Friendship Charter Public Schools to assume operations, but the deal fell through and SAIL announced last week that June 15 would be the final day,” The Post writes.

The Washington Times profiled SAIL, its financial troubles, and the national charter school pioneer who founded it — as well as the disturbing oversight issues the school’s failure raised — in an investigative report last year.

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