CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Some Charlotte parents are finally finding peace, after their now former charter school suddenly closed due to financial problems. More than 100 kids from Student First Academy are now in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, but it hasn't been an easy transition for everyone.
The buses have been parked at Student First Academy for good for almost two weeks, leaving parents scrambling to find a new school for their kids.
It's been a big challenge, these past two weeks. I cannot sugar coat it, and I do not wish this, what we've done, on any parent, said parent, Tanya McCray.
McCray's son Sean was in the 5th grade at Student First Academy, one of the hundreds of students who were uprooted and had to find in a few school. His parents wanted to keep him in a charter, so he was welcomed into Kipp Charter School, but it wasn't easy. Kipp had already had their spring break.
He went from Friday of a school closing to a new environment on Monday, that was very hard, said McCray.
But McCray says he likes it so far and they're very optimistic with his new school. Though she's daily still aware of the drastic change her son, just 11 years old, has gone through.
I have to keep my game face on because I can only imagine. He's at a new school with new people, getting ready for his EOG s, said McCray.
Another option for parents is homeschooling, though it's still too early to know how many families went that option.