Letter to Parents: A.T. Jones Academy No Longer Operating

Officials from the Carrollwood charter school at 4903 Ehrlich Road are scheduled to attend a hearing on Monday with Hillsborough school officials.

A week after Hillsborough school officials , parents received a letter from A.T. Jones Academy of Math, Science and Technology saying the school will not continue operating next year.

"We are not able at this time to insure the future financial stability of the Academy for the upcoming school year. As a result, we cannot and will not proceed with a new school year for the Academy in which we cannot insure a continued positive academic experience and satisfaction of future business related programs," wrote Bob Morrison, a member of the charter schools board of directors, in a letter dated July 25.

The letter also addressed the financial hardships of the school, named after the Rev. Arthur T. Jones of Bible Based Fellowship Church, which included a one-time $60,000 financial shortfall.

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The school still faces a formal hearing at 1 p.m. on Monday before Hillsborough school officials to seal its fate, one month before school is scheduled to start.

Read the letter in PDF form.

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