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Charter school in trouble, interim director says

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The interim director of the School of Excellence charter school in Humphrey says the school is going broke and is under a criminal investigation.

Vicky Wilson told the state Board of Education Monday that bills and taxes haven't been paid and the school is struggling to stay open through the end of the year. Wilson said she was told by an investigator not to name names or talk about the criminal investigation.

Wilson was appointed interim director in January following the resignation of director James Young. No reason was given for Young's resignation.

The school has 40 students in grades 6 through 10.

Board members plan to discuss the school again at its next meeting following an evaluation by education officials.

Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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