Parents seek answers after school moves with short notice
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
Parents say Dreamkeeper's Academy in Shreveport closed its doors on Monday and moved to a new location without giving them proper notice.
For the past 3 years, the school has rented space at Liberty Church in the 6700 block of Melara Avenue in Shreveport, according to the Liberty Church Pastor Stanley Bennett.
"I did not appreciate a one day warning about the school closing," says Lekrishna Rasheed.
Rasheed's son Daniel, 4, attended Dreamkeepers Academy. She says on Friday, a letter was sent home saying the school would be closed on Monday. On Sunday, she says she received a text message saying the school will be moving to a new location, but the message did not give a new address.
"Attention Parents: school will be closed on Monday October 7th, 2013. School will reopen Tuesday October 8th at our new location," reads Rasheed from her cell phone.
Pastor Bennett says the school's rent payments were not up-to-date at the time of the move.
"We found out they were moving on Friday," says Bennett.
KSLA News 12 tried calling school officials, but those calls went unanswered. We did find people moving in school supplies at a location on Linwood Avenue.
School employees never responded to our interview request.
Representatives with the Louisiana Board of Education told KSLA News 12 that Dreamkeepers Academy is an approved non-public school.
According to BESE Requirements, Schools are required to report enrollment data, up-to-date contact info, and fire and health safety filings by October 15 of each year.