FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas Education Agency is taking steps to shutdown the charter school started by former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders.
TEA officials confirmed to CBS 11 News that they have “started the revocation process” against Uplift Fort Worth — the sponsoring entity of Prime Prep Academy.READ MORE: Free COVID-19 Therapeutic Infusion Center Opens In El Paso
A letter sent to Uplift Fort Worth board president Chris Lewis and Prime Prep superintendent Ron Price cited “demonstration of unsatisfactory financial performance and failure to comply with Texas Education Code.”
When Price made the allegations sources told CBS 11 News some of the concerns centered around some 400 computers, bought with federal money, that instead of going to students were sold for profit.
The equipment and money concerns are just a few of the improper operation allegations made against the school since it opened in 2012.
Sanders sent out a string of tweets to respond to the TEA’s decision:
My former Co-Founder DL Wallace was a Crook and Heartless and we are still suffering from his Devilish ways. TEA informed PrimePrep.— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) July 15, 2014
I feel bad for this nonsense of yesterday affecting today and the potential of tomorrow for our students and NEW administration. We will— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) July 15, 2014
Fight this like we have all the other battles that we've faced. 100% graduation rate 2 years straight and 15 scholarships awarded In only 2— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) July 15, 2014
Years of existence. In no form or fashion has me or my administration done any wrong regarding feeding or educating our students. TRUTH— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) July 15, 2014
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I will pay the 45,000 myself to right DL Wallace wrong to the state if they will accept it. Don't punish our kids for this Fool. Truth— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) July 15, 2014
Last Friday on 105.3 The Fan, Deion Sanders joined Shan and RJ to defend the criticism Prime Prep Academy faces for the school’s past transgressions: