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Virtual Charter School Board votes to begin process to terminate contract with Epic Charter Schools

Posted at 2:03 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 20:24:56-04

TULSA, Okla. — The Virtual Charter School Board voted to begin the process to terminate contract with Epic One-on-One Charter School.

READ MORE: State Board of Education calls special meeting about Epic Charter School audit

Epic Charter School's Superintendent issued a statement saying the virtual charter school will "prevail" once they have the opportunity to present their side.

Fairness did not prevail today, but it’s important to understand what did happen. The SVCSB voted to initiate the process to terminate, but it is a process that provides EPIC due process with that Board, as well as other legal options. So far, only one side of the story has been allowed to be told. We are confident that once we have the audit work papers and have as much opportunity to present our side of the audit as the State Auditor has been provided, we will prevail for our more than 2,100 employees and the families of our more than 60,000 students.
Bart Banfield, Superintendent of Epic Charter Schools

This comes after the State Board of Education unanimously voted to require the online charter school to return $11,235,919 to the state treasury. This is based on a state audit that found the school's administrations was inconsistent with state laws and its own charter agreement.

READ MORE: Epic Charter Schools must pay over $11M following audit investigation

TO WATCH the meeting in full, click here.

Epic currently offers two programs: One-on-One and Epic Learning Centers.

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