Central Indiana charter school faces closure at week's end - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Central Indiana charter school faces closure at week's end

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COLUMBUS -

A central Indiana charter school faces closing at the end of this week unless it can raise $250,000 by then.

Leaders of the International School of Columbus told students and parents Monday night that it faces unexpected costs at the school's planned new building, a decline in state funding because of an enrollment drop and poor fundraising results.

The Republic reports the school that opened in 2009 has 116 students in grades 7-12.

School board president Rich Wagner says it made plans to move into a larger building because enrollment was projected to reach 170 students this year.

Wagner says that without enrollment growth the chances of attracting grants and donations were extremely bleak.

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