Parents react to Murray school closure

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MURRAY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Come the end of the school year, American International School of Utah will close for good.

Roughly 1,300 students and 150 teachers are grappling with the news.

Earlier this week, the state charter school board voted to close AISU.

The school’s history includes a state audit, which detailed that the school had both misused, and misplaced, money.

Founded in 2015, AISU promised to be a transformative model for education in the 21st century.

Two years ago, the state charter school board issued a notice of concern, reporting deficiencies in student performance.

Last year, the school was placed on warning status.

In addition, officials say there was financial mismanagement — with hundreds of thousands of dollars unaccounted for.

The school’s last day is June 7; doors are to be closed permanently in August.

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