- Associated Press - Sunday, August 10, 2014

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) - Officials with a charter school seeking to open in Clayton County say they’ll be heading to court Monday to force city officials to conduct inspections so its 200 students can begin classes.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (https://bit.ly/1olWVso ) officials with Utopian Academy for the Arts say Riverdale has kept the school from opening with a confusing round of requests and paperwork. The school had been scheduled to open Aug. 4.

Riverdale City attorney L’Erin Barnes declined comment to the newspaper.

The school’s attorney says the city is demanding the school apply for a tax-exempt business license when public schools don’t need a business license to operate in Georgia.

Meanwhile, there is also a dispute over who holds the lease on the building owned by the Clayton County school board.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com

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