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2 Los Angeles charter schools could be closed

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Unified School District officials have decided to shut down two charter schools, based on the finding of a draft audit that has not yet been made public.

The Daily News reported Sunday that (http://bit.ly/1k8taKK ) district administrators last month revoked the charters of Van Nuys' Magnolia Science Academy 7 elementary school and its sister institution, Magnolia Academy 6 middle school.

Just months earlier the district board “conditionally” approved renewing the schools' charters.

The California Charter Schools Association says the district's approval and sudden revocation violates state law.

A judge will consider issuing an injunction Thursday that could stop the district from closing the schools, at least temporarily.

The newspaper says there were questions in the past as to whether schools as small as the Magnolia academies were financially viable.


Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, http://www.dailynews.com

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