Charter school closes without paying teachers

Parkway Academy teachers say they didn't expect to be stiffed of final month's pay

MIRAMAR, Fla. - A South Florida charter school has closed its doors, leaving teachers without their last paycheck.

According to published reports, teachers knew the end was near for Miramar's Parkway Academy, but didn't expect to be stiffed of their final month's pay.

The Broward school district voted in March to close the 517-student school. Officials cited the school for eight years of subpar performance and accused it of using uncertified teachers in some classrooms. In addition, Florida's high school athletic association also levied a large fine against Parkway's football team for numerous violations.

School officials sought a ruling from an administrative judge that allowed them to remain open. Earlier this month, the judge sided with the school district.

A statement from Parkway says they're in the process of liquidating assets.

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