Updated:DeKALB CO., Ga.,None —
A spokesman for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church told Channel 2 Action News on Sunday that the church's New Birth Academy will reopen this coming week.
The word comes just a few weeks after New Birth announced it would have to close the academy due to the sluggish economy and low enrollment. But Sunday evening, New Birth spokesman Art Franklin confirmed that the reopening was announced at Sunday morning’s New Birth worship services.
Franklin said the academy will reopen through a cooperative agreement with Aurora Day School.
Franklin declined to release details on what role Aurora Day School will play in New Birth Academy operations, saying the details would likely be released during a news conference later this week.
He also said all students, including those previously enrolled at New Birth, will need to enroll again this Wednesday at New Birth between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
He said New Birth Academy plans to reopen its doors Thursday, Jan. 18.