Rob Romano Oct 25, 2017, 1:05 pmOct 26, 2017, 8:05 am

Newark charter school to stay open despite announcing it will close

Administrators said last week that they were ‘not equipped’ to handle the number of students currently enrolled and would be closing at the end of the year

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NEWARK – A charter school in Newark now says it's staying open, one week after alerting parents it was going to close. So which is it?

On Wednesday morning, the METS Charter School opened its doors, but for how long? School officials say at least until the end of the school year.

Administrators announced last week that they were "not equipped" to handle the number of students currently enrolled and would be closing at the end of the year.

While juniors and seniors would be allowed to finish the school year, freshmen and sophomores were told they would be moved back into the public school system. The school now says that's no longer the case.

In a letter recently sent out to parents, METS says it does not have a permanent location for the 2018-2019 school year. This means the school's location may change from Broad Street next to somewhere else.

Students will be finishing the school year at Broad Street, but after this school year is over, nothing is guaranteed.

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