RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge has ruled that a virtual charter school that offers online-only classes cannot operate in the state because it doesn't have permission from the State Board of Education.
Wake County Superior Court Judge Abraham Penn Jones issued his decision Friday regarding N.C. Learns, which wanted to open the North Carolina Virtual Academy. An administrative law judge last month ruled that the school could start enrolling students this fall.
The State Board of Education appealed that ruling. The North Carolina School Boards Association also joined the case.
Jones' ruling says, in part, that the state board has the sole authority to oversee charter schools.
The head of the for-profit Virginia company that funds N.C. Learns says he doesn't know if its board will appeal the decision.
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