Gordon Parks charter school to close

The Gordon Parks Elementary School’s charter renewal application has been denied by the state. That means the school will be closing at the end of this school year.

The State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education today confirmed the charter denial. The school was up for a 5-year renewal, which State Board of Education considered at a meeting this week, and it voted unanimously to deny the application for charter renewal.

The school, at 3715 Wyoming in the Volker neighborhood, is a kindergarten through fifth grade charter school serving 240 students sponsored by the University of Central Missouri (UCM).

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