Judge sides with Georgia charter school in dispute
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RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — A judge has sided with a charter school seeking to open in Clayton County, ordering local officials to conduct required inspections so some 200 students can begin classes.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the order means students could begin school later this week.

Officials with Utopian Academy for the Arts had gone to court arguing Riverdale officials kept the school from opening with a confusing round of requests and paperwork. The school had been scheduled to open Aug. 4 and was open briefly Monday before being shut down because of pending inspections.

Judge Matthew O. Simmons called the dispute a "political issue," noting some in the community didn't want the school to open.

Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon told the newspaper that the judge's order provided a solution for both parties.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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