June 3, 2022 8:56 pm

NC charter school will close after reporting ‘financial irregularities’ to police

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One of the longest-operating North Carolina charter schools will close, after officials there found financial irregularities that they’ve since reported to law enforcement. The North Carolina State Board of Education approved the closure without opposition Thursday. The Learning Center, in Murphy in Cherokee County, had requested to voluntarily relinquish its charter.

State board members learned during closed session this week that school officials believed a new school director, who was not named, had misused public funds received by the school toward their own “private enterprise,” Board Member Amy White said before the vote.

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