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Injunction Halts Closure of Cordia School — At Least For Now

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KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Students at Cordia School will be allowed to continue classes, after a restraining order was granted in court.

In a letter dated Jan. 17, Kentucky Public School Commissioner Stephen Pruitt made clear his intentions to terminate the Cordia School's lease on Feb. 2. The commissioner defended his decision by citing numerous issues with the school building including several that fail to meet state codes.

Alice Whitaker runs the school, which was founded by her aunt. Whitaker thinks the commissioner's decision has nothing to do with code violations or any other deficiency you might find in many schools, but everything to do with the successful basketball program that has recruited underprivileged kids.

In response, the school filed a suit in Franklin County court to keep the school open. The suit requested an injunction to prevent the closure of the school and the transfer of its 230 students. The injunction was granted Tuesday.

The next court date is Feb. 14.

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