BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Pinnacle Charter School’s request for a temporary restraining order, to keep the school from closing, was denied in State Supreme Court Wednesday.
Lawyers for Pinnacle Charter School will be in State Supreme Court on September 2nd, to argue their case to allow the school to start classes on September 4th.
On Sunday, the state ordered Pinnacle to shut down. The state says the decision to close the school was made last year.
Parents are left in frustration and worry as to where their children will be going to school, when the new academic year begins in about one week.
New York State Education Department's Tom Dunn released this statement:
"The decision to close the Pinnacle Charter School was made in March, 2012 -- nearly 18 months ago. However, it appears that, despite this lengthy time frame, parents were only recently made aware of the possible outcomes to the lawsuit. The Education Department has a team in Buffalo working with both the City School District and the Pinnacle School administration to examine options for all of the effected children. We are seeking the least disruptive transition to the very best possible educational settings available for all of the children involved."
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