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Girls’ Charter School Closing Doors

A charter school for teenage girls in San Diego County has closed its doors for good. The school had been struggling to balance its budget and attract more students. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Administrators at Jola Community School are asking the San Diego Unified School District to officially terminate the school's charter. In a letter to the district, founder Donna Johnson says administrators can't find a permanent location for the school, and they "no longer have the fiscal or human resources to continue."

Two months ago, San Diego school board members denied the school's request to move to a district-owned campus. Classes had been held in a Mt. Hope office building. School trustees said the school was plagued with financial difficulties and low enrollment. That caused Jola to temporarily close down last year. The school's administrators promised to reopen the charter, but couldn't attract enough students or funding. Jola was one of a handful of charter schools that opened last year. Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.

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