CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Parents are in limbo as they scramble to find schools for their children to attend after Legacy Preparatory School notified parents that their school will cease operations immediately, days before they were due back in class.
"Yes, 100% caught off-guard," said Jackie Davis, whose son attends Legacy Prep.
On Friday, she and other parents whose children were enjoying holiday break, received an email from Stacey Rose, the school's principal, that told them the school would not re-open on January 7th due to funding issues.
"It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that Legacy Preparatory will have to close its doors and cease all operations immediately. As such, we will not reopen for classes on January 7th (or any time thereafter) as originally planned," Rose wrote in-part.
"It's a burden," Davis said. "I'm thinking I'm in a nightmare, in a dream, and I haven't woke up from it."
She now has just days to go through the headache of finding her son a new school to attend so he can stay on track.
"It's a shock," she said. "First thing that crossed my mind was what about I going to do with my son."
The letter that was sent to parents noted that the school could not stay open due to a lack of funding.
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