TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A Toledo school that helps students who have either failed courses or who are looking to for an alternative pathway to a high school diploma is closing.
According to a statement from Toledo Public Schools (TPS) , the board of directors for Phoenix Academy voted on Wednesday to close the school and permanently cease operations as of Saturday June 30, 2018.
In a statement, transformational Leader of K-12 Education Linda Meyers writes, "Toledo Public Schools has been the sponsor of Phoenix Academy for many years and the district is working diligently to provide academic options for all Phoenix students for the 2018-19 school year."
A TPS spokesperson previously said Phoenix Academy was facing financial constraints. The academy is not a Toledo public school, but TPS was the sponsor Phoenix Academy. According to a district spokesperson, that means TPS oversaw budgetary issues and some business dealings. The academy operated independently of TPS.
TPS will hold a transition meeting on Monday, July 16th at the Board of Education from 2 – 6 p.m. for students, and their parents, to discuss educational options for the fall, including possible return to their home school and/or other credit recovery programs or alternative pathway options for graduation.
13abc called a phone number listed for Phoenix Academy on its website. We were directed to another line and left a message Thursday afternoon.