Private K-12 school in California closes abruptly

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — A private K-12 school near Sacramento sent emails to parents over winter break announcing its abrupt closure.

The Sacramento Bee reports ( ) that West Pioneer Academy in Citrus Heights won't reopen in the new year. Parent Rainey Butler says an email sent to families explained that the school was closing for financial reasons and will reimburse those who paid in advance.

Parent Melissa Eaker says the private school had about 45 students, half with special needs in preschool through eighth grade. California Department of Education data from the 2014-15 school year says West Pioneer Academy had about 62 students at the time.

West Pioneer Academy owner Theresa Del Biaggio didn't return phone calls and emails Wednesday.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee,

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast