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Ark Charter School releases statement after case is dismissed

TROY, N.Y. - A local charter school lost its legal battle after an Appellate Court denied a temporary restraining order to keep the school open for the summer. 

The case was dismissed one day after Ark Charter School was denied the order.

In a statement released by Steve Axelrod, the Board of Trustee Chair, he says the school is grateful to families that chose the school, the organizations that invested, and to the faculty and staff.

"And we are especially thankful to so many great people and outstanding institutions in our community who have stood by our side, lending invaluable support and assistance, during the past several months," stated Axelrod. 

The SUNY Board of Trustees Charter School Committee, which oversees Ark, decided in a 2-1 vote on March 17 to not renew the operating license for Ark. The board stated that the school failed to reach its student achievement and did not meet or even coming close to annual student achievement goals.

Parents and students held rallies about the decision and took legal action by sending the case to the state Supreme Court.

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