Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy hasn't thrown in the towel yet.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the school's bankruptcy attorney told a judge on Wednesday morning that, while TiZA will cease to exist as a charter school, they are "considering other options."
The statement comes just a day after the school's board decided not to appeal a decision by the Minnesota Department of Education that led to the school's closure at the end of June.
Citing "fraud and dishonesty" by the school, three potential creditors— the state Education Commissioner, former authorizer Islamic Relief USA and the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota—have called for a trustee to oversee TiZA's assets in its bankruptcy case, according to the Star Tribune. The charter school filed for bankruptcy on June 30.
While the school is still fighting to stay alive, one parent of two former TiZA students told Patch that he is ready to move on, and is considering enrolling his children in a nearby public school.
Abdu Tuku, who bought a house in Inver Grove so his two daughters could live near the charter school, said he was optimistic until the end that TiZA would remain open.
"I was 100 percent sure someone, somebody would stand up and say 'Why?'"
But now, Tuku said, he has given up on his hope that the school could find a way out of its troubles.
"The whole game is over," Tuku said. "Everything is gone, it's been taken away."