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Wisconsin International School abruptly closes down


DE PERE, WI (WTAQ) - Parents, students and staff are shocked to learn that the Wisconsin International School in De Pere has closed.

A letter was sent by school leaders to them saying that, "with a heavy heart, the school is closing its doors."

The school, which opened on Grant Street in 2008, was for kids' 18-months-old up through 8th grade. It was the first accredited International Baccalaureate School in northeast Wisconsin.

Many questions surrounding the closure are about money. Parents have hundreds of dollars invested in tuition and teachers say they have as many as five paychecks due to them.

In the letter, school officials say with their legal and accounting team, they’re working as quickly as possible to establish a fair and prudent process to wind down operations.

According to its web site, tuition for the school was just under $10,000 a year for first through eighth grades. The letter stated that more than 800 students went to Wisconsin International during its six years.

(Additional reporting by FOX 11)