Greenville, SC ( TechCrunch ) The Greenvilles school for the arts is shutting its doors.
A staff member says the closure was due to the school’s inability to find sufficient funding to keep it open.
Staff members at the school say they were unable to find the funds to keep the school open.
The Greenville Community Schools District is not releasing any details about what the closure means for students, teachers, and staff, but says that it is a “temporary closure.”
Staff members say they are looking for ways to provide the students with the best possible learning environment.
We are grateful for all the support that has come in to help us provide our students the best learning experience possible, said Monika Anderson, interim president of the Greenville Schools District.
“The school is no longer operating as it is today.”
The district’s website has not been updated since April 11.
The school, which was founded in 2003, has been the subject of multiple community complaints.
A complaint by a student said that the school didn’t have a safe, clean, and comfortable environment.
The complaint said that there were unsafe living conditions and that students were living in a closet or an “unhygienic living situation.”
In 2014, the Greenville City Council passed an ordinance to close the school, but that was not followed by the school district.