Philly Charter School Shuts for Good Today
North Philadelphia’s Wakisha Charter School is closing for good today, a rare shuttering of the school in the middle of the year. The school served sixth through eighth grades.
Earlier this year, Wakisha defended itself against formal complaints of irregular bookkeeping. In a letter sent home to parents, the school said it was down to “three administrators, and 10 classroom teachers and support staff” last week.
Another school, Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School — a K-8 school with campuses Frankford and Nolibs — had trouble making payroll earlier this month. Palmer said it was a “timing issue.” The Palmer school closed its high school about a month ago.