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School board agrees to close Pender Success Academy

Students who attend an alternative school in Pender County will be attending different schools next year. The school board in Pender County has agreed to close Pender Success Academy. With the school district facing major budget cuts from the state level, closing the school is due to financial strains. The move will save close to a million dollars in operation costs to house the more than 40 students. In the fall, both students and staff will be absorbed back into traditional schools.

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I am a former teacher at

I am a former teacher at PSA. I understand why the county is closing the school, but I'm saddened to see the program go. I think the students who passed through there truly gained something.

closing of psa

this is a shame, several students there have problems where they will not be able to attend regular school. I understand that if they have a problem at other schools they will be arrested. Will this help the children? No the teachers at psa are trained to deal with these issues. So in the long run these children will not get the education that they need. What a sad end for the children and the teachers.