Derrick Thomas Academy holds meet after losing charter - KCTV5 News

Derrick Thomas Academy holds meet with parents after losing charter

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The Derrick Thomas Academy announced last week it lost its charter.

Almost a week later, the school is holding meetings with parents to talk about the plans for the administration.

A new administrative team for the school is in place and started Monday. They've been meeting with parents throughout the day Tuesday to let parents know what's going on in the aftermath of the University of Missouri at Kansas City pulling its sponsorship of the academically struggling charter school.

New school Superintendent Jerry Cooper said they're trying to be honest with parents while trying to deal with a potentially bleak future for the school that's been around for more than a decade.

"Dr. Chase, who's now the new director, has had conversations regarding the potential of other charter schools coming in that are successful charter schools to look at this site and look to take it over. So it could be underneath another charter school," Cooper said. "Those are just conversations at this point and time, but there does some to be some interest in that, so we will continue to pursue that."

Cooper said in addition to meeting with parents, the administrative team is also making plans for next semester and, he said, the school will be ready.

The final meeting of the day began at 6:30 p.m. at their campus on East Armour Boulevard. Those wanting to attend should go to the school's cafeteria, located on the first floor.

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