Judge expected to make final ruling in MCSB, Excellence Academy Case

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Excellence Academy is still fighting to re-open its doors, after the Monroe City School Board voted not to renew its fifth charter earlier this year.

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Reports show the school did not have clean audits, did not have a good governing body, and did not have a "D" grade or better.

Executive Director Roosevelt Wright Jr. says they have met the requirements and is hopeful the judge will rule in favor of the school.

"We're confident that we've done everything it takes to meet the requirements of the contract and as a result, the school is ready," says Wright, Jr. "It's been re-painted, cleaned up, all the records are in place, and we're ready to go when school re-opens."

However, it's possible the judge won't allow the school to re-open. Roosevelt says if that's the case, the school has more to lose than the students do.

"The students don't have nothing to worry about, they just go to whatever school is open," says Wright, Jr. "Twenty seven employees will lose their jobs and two hundred families will be displaced."

The school is scheduled for court on Thursday, July 27th at 9 a.m.