School Choice & Charters

Deion Sanders’ Charter School Being Forced to Surrender Its Charter

By Bryan Toporek — January 27, 2015 1 min read

In September 2011, former NFL star Deion Sanders won the rights to open a charter school in Texas. Just over three years later, Sanders’ school is nearing its final days.


On Friday, Prime Prep Academy announced it would surrender its charter, per WFAA.com’s Brett Shipp, putting the school’s future in doubt. The school’s board planned to meet Monday to surrender the charter, but cancelled an hour before the meeting after it appeared as though they wouldn’t have enough members present (three) needed for a quorum, per

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.