DetroitDetroit Public Schools will close the Aisha Shule/W.E.B. DuBois Preparatory School at the end of the month because of financial problems.
The school opened in 1974 and became a DPS authorized charter school in 1994.
In a statement, district spokesman Steve Wasko described the school as no longer financially sound.
“Detroit Public Schools is responsible for ensuring that the charter schools it authorizes meet their academic goals, are financially sound and comply with the law,” Wasko said.
“Communication to the school’s leadership regarding financial issues has been taking place since as early as January of this year. The financial condition leaves little confidence that the school has the resources necessary to improve student achievement and to maintain a safe learning environment. In the best interest of students, the school will close on Oct. 31.”
Wasko said parents will be responsible for enrolling their children who attend Aisha Shule at new schools.
Aisha Shule is an African-centered school for students in grades 6-12.