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Deseret Academy Struggling to Remain Open

Deseret Academy Struggling to Remain Open

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Thanksgiving break has been extended for students attending Deseret Academy in Salt Lake City, with the extra time aimed at giving the struggling private school's financial advisers and parents time to analyze the books.

School founders Michael S. and Patti Adams are vowing to keep the school open despite financial problems and their own personal bankruptcy.

Court documents show the couple's personal bankruptcy includes about $37,000 in business debts. But Patti Adams says the school won't suffer because of it.

Parents have recently raised about $100,000 to keep the school afloat.

The school has about 120 students in grades K-12. The school's teachings are rooted in the Mormon faith, but it's not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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