LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A Little Rock charter school has been granted a second facility.
The State Board of Education voted unanimously to allow Little Rock Preparatory Charter School to have a second facility on University Avenue by UALR.
School Executive Director Ben Lindquist says, "This will allow them to grow to 432 students which is the charter school cap." He says the second facility will house middle school students.
The school is trying to figure out a way to transport students to the second facility. For next year's budget, Lindquist says he has planned $90,000 for a bus.
The State board of Education also denied the renewal of Dreamland Academy's charter.
The board brought out recent scholastic audits and it showed students were not performing at adequate levels.
Parent and Dreamland Academy board member Imani Sublett says she is upset with the decision and she says she will move her children out of state.
Covenant Keepers College Preparatory Charter School has been placed on one year probation after a financial audit.
The is being scrutinized over an audit about its finances and not completing the audit by the April 20 deadline. The audit includes concerns over the school's petty cash account not being reconciled, lack of accounting records, improper coding of revenues, and loans bearing interest used to cover operating costs.