#schoolsafety | Kansas City charter school directed to close temporarily amid safety concerns

                A Kansas City charter school is being warned to address safety concerns or potentially be shut down.The Missouri Charter Public School Commission sent a Letter of Concern to the leadership of Hogan Preparatory Academy in Kansas City, Missouri, directing them not to allow high school students on campus between now and Nov. 28.             In the letter, the commission says multiple recent incidents affecting the safety of students and staff have raised concerns.The commission is barring high school students from attending until Nov. 28.            They said the high school can hold classes virtually this week, and school is out for Thanksgiving break the following week. The letter says the school environment has resulted in high rates of student suspension. The commission also points to many teachers wanting to leave or not renew their contracts. The letter says commission staff were present for several incidents and interviewed school staff who witnessed others.The commission wants a safety plan by Thursday, Nov. 17. They want additional security at the middle school campus Monday.            The letter warns if the school can't come up with an effective safety plan it could be shut down permanently, if “continued operation of the school presents and clear and immediate threat to the health and safety of the children.”The letter was signed by Robbyn G. Wahby, executive director of The Missouri Charter Public School Commission.To read the full text, click here. 
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                                                            <p>A Kansas City charter school is being warned to address safety concerns or potentially be shut down.

The Missouri Charter Public School Commission sent a Letter of Concern to the leadership of Hogan Preparatory Academy in Kansas City, Missouri, directing them not to allow high school students on campus between now and Nov. 28.

In the letter, the commission says multiple recent incidents affecting the safety of students and staff have raised concerns.

The commission is barring high school students from attending until Nov. 28.
They said the high school can hold classes virtually this week, and school is out for Thanksgiving break the following week.

The letter says the school environment has resulted in high rates of student suspension. The commission also points to many teachers wanting to leave or not renew their contracts.

The letter says commission staff were present for several incidents and interviewed school staff who witnessed others.

The commission wants a safety plan by Thursday, Nov. 17. They want additional security at the middle school campus Monday.

        The letter warns if the school can't come up with an effective safety plan it could be shut down permanently, if “continued operation of the school presents and clear and immediate threat to the health and safety of the children.”

The letter was signed by Robbyn G. Wahby, executive director of The Missouri Charter Public School Commission.

To read the full text, click here.

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