- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - State regulators are allowing a small charter school in eastern Arizona to remain open until the end of the current semester after being ordered to shut down for not meeting academic performance standards.

A motion approved unanimously Tuesday by the Arizona State Board of Charter Schools delays revocation of the state’s license for Jefferson Academy in Show Low until midnight on Dec. 23.

Jefferson had appealed the board’s previous decision to revoke the school’s charter after Jefferson received “D” and “F” letter grades on its achievement profiles over a three-year period and then didn’t make improvements demanded by the board.

The state Court of Appeals ruled last week that the board has the authority to revoke the school’s charter and said courts cannot substitute their judgment for the board’s.

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