I wrote a few days ago about the case of Torchlight Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. The state board warned that the charter school was in trouble because of its inadequate support for students with disabilities, as well as issues of management, finances, and oversight. The state board voted to revoke the charter. This is in addition to the previous closing of two previous charters under the management of the same company.

WRAL in Raleigh reported:

 The North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board has recommended closing one of the state’s oldest charter schools because of financial and management concerns — including that school leadership is profiting from school contracts.

The board unanimously voted Monday to make the recommendation following nearly eight hours of presentations from both state officials and officials with Torchlight Academy. The State Board of Education plans to consider the recommendation Thursday.

Monday’s meeting featured new allegations against the school, passionate testimony from school officials and hesitancy from the school’s board of directors to act swiftly on making management or oversight changes.

The school serves roughly 600 students in Raleigh and has been operating nearly as long as the state’s 1997 law that established charter schools.

But school leadership — at the administrative and board of directors levels — lost the trust of state officials in recent years over concerns that the school was violating federal laws on special education and against financial self-dealing.