- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 6, 2016

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Officials at Barber-Scotia College say they’re closing the school for the spring semester.

The Independent-Tribune of Concord reports (https://bit.ly/1IRqwWa) the school lost its accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 2004 and has struggled with its finances since then.

Board of Trustees chair Barry Green said he told board members that they need to reorganize the school so it could at least have a better grip on its finances in the fall. Green said he other board members will travel to Atlanta at the end of January to talk with the accrediting agency.

Green said the board anticipates the college will re-start classes in the fall.

Barber-Scotia applied for accreditation with the Transitional Association of Christian Colleges and Schools in 2009 but was unsuccessful.

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Information from: Independent Tribune, https://www.independenttribune.com

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