Reporting Jim Melwert
By Jim Melwert
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As a charter school in Philadelphia closes its doors (see related story), parents began the process Monday of transferring their children to other schools.
Solomon Cyber Charter School is closing for several reasons, including finances, and safety concerns as there was a clinic that works with sex offenders in the building where some of the classes were housed.
Acting principal and CEO David Weathington says he’s been talking to parents all weekend:
“There are parents who are not happy, there are going to be parents who are going to feel we didn’t do enough to fight. But there are some things we can’t control and that’s safety.”
Parents began picking up transcripts and filling out forms to transfer, including Nikki Jones whose 8th grade son is affected:
“All I could do is take my son out. I guess he’ll adapt, it’s affecting everyone.”
Weathington says they’ve found a school for every student.