COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Students, many about to finish their education, are now learning days before classes start that they may have to put everything on hold.
WINK News first reported the problems with the electrical apprenticeship program at Lorenzo Walker, including the misuse of funds.
Although teachers went unpaid for months by the corporation hired by the district to run the program, they worked for free in order for students to earn credits.
Now, those students may have to find a new school. The principal for Lorenzo Walker says they haven't made a decision who they will hire to run the program this year. The school district cancelled the contract with the previous corporation after an investigation.
Some students have already signed up for the next closest electrical apprenticeship program in Fort Myers. Others say they will have to put school on hold because they can't make the drive to another county.
The principal has yet to answer our question if the program will be completely cancelled for the coming school year.