November 7, 2022 6:41 pm

Alabama charter school Legacy Prep needed $250,000 to keep running, state says

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Prior to an audit that discovered Birmingham charter school Legacy Prep misspent as much as $311,000 of funds over a two-year period, state education officials were at the table with school officials because of money trouble.

Alabama State Superintendent Eric Mackey told that school officials contacted him in September 2021 asking for help meeting payroll. Without the state’s financial help, they said, they might have had to lay off teachers at the kindergarten through fourth grade school.

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