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Milwaukee voucher school closes

Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 --- 5:24 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Milwaukee voucher school has apparently shut its doors after collecting $200,000 from taxpayers.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) on the closure of LifeSkills Academy. The paper cites a Dec. 17 letter from the Department of Public Instruction to the school, indicating the school's administrator notified the agency on Dec. 12 it would be closing and students enrolled elsewhere.

DPI records indicate the school enrolled 66 students in September. Agency officials say the school received $202,278 in taxpayer-funded voucher payments so far this year.

The Associated Press attempted to reach the school Wednesday but a number for it had been disconnected.

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