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School fair for Imagine Charter students

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There will be a school fair held Saturday to give parents of children at the closing Imagine Charter Schools a sense of their options next year.

The Missouri State Board of Education voted earlier this month to close six Imagine Schools June 30 because of poor academic performance and financial issues.

The fair will include the St. Louis Public Schools and other charter, private, and parochial schools.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education spokeswoman Sarah Potter says they hope to get the children placed before the school year ends.

"We want to get them placed and get them excited about their upcoming school year, so that’s really our goal here," Potter said.

The fair will be held at the Gateway Math and Science Elementary and Preparatory Schools at 1200 North Jefferson from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Two more fairs are being scheduled. 

Maria is the newscast, business and education editor for St. Louis Public Radio.

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