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Resolution coming for lawsuit against Epic Charter Schools

Resolution coming for lawsuit against Epic Charter Schools

Epic Charter Schools

IAN MAULE/Tulsa World

OKLAHOMA CITY — A lawsuit against Epic Charter Schools by two Oklahoma parents has been delayed an extra month, but a conclusion to the case could come in January.

April and Andrew Grieb are suing Epic for unenrolling their children. They have requested a court ruling that would determine Epic’s actions violated the Oklahoma Charter Schools Act and the students’ constitutional rights.

Oklahoma County District Judge Aletia Haynes Timmons held a hearing for the lawsuit on Monday and said the case will reach closure on its next court date, which she set at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

Epic, the state’s largest virtual charter school, unenrolled the Griebs’ children in August because they also were attending private schools. Epic said it unenrolled the children based on requirements in the school’s contract with the Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board, which prohibited dual-enrollment in a virtual school and a private school.

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