Weeks after Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA) was forced to shut down, a group of parents whose children attended the charter school has apparently been making plans to open a private Islamic school.

That's the upshot of notes posted recently on an online message board, one of which said the new school's board would hold an Aug. 5 fundraiser at the Blaine building that served as one of TiZA's two campuses.

The messages have raised concerns for the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, which has claimed in a lawsuit against TiZA that the public school illegally promoted religion. Now attorneys for the ACLU question whether remaining assets at TiZA, which has filed for bankruptcy, could be helping to establish a private school.

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