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Polk Co. parents struggling to obtain school records after Kingdom Prep closes

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jun 18, 2019

AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Kingdom Preparatory School in Auburndale is officially closed.

ABC Action News checked and Kingdom Preparatory School’s website has been taken down and administration is unreachable.

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Parents tell ABC Action News the school permanently shut down in May of 2019, after the school year was complete.

Now, some parents claim they are struggling to obtain their children’s school records.

Previously, the school was temporarily closed after Charles Aguon II, the pastor of the school, was arrested for lewd molestation of a victim between 12 and 16 years-old.

Days later, the school gave parents the option to pull their children from the school or finish the remaining year. Parents say, nearly half the student population left, but a group of mothers and fathers supported King Preparatory School and kept their children enrolled.

One of those mothers was Lacheryl Boyd of Winter Haven. Boyd says her kids have attended the school for the past year and she that they were happy there.

In May, she says the school unexpectedly closed without notifying parents.

Now Boyd says she is not able to pull her children’s school records, in which she needs for her sons to be recognized as students at any other school in Florida.

Boyd says she began asking for her children’s record back in April, preparing to move her children anyways but has not received the files as of June 18th.

One of her sons, who will enter high school in the fall will now miss an entire summer of football conditioning, because without the records schools are not allowed to permit practice unless the child is registered as an official student. Boyd says this isn’t possible without Kingdom Preparatory School releasing her child’s records.

A second son of hers hasn't been able to enroll into a school of choice because he also does not have his school record from Kingdom Prep in Auburndale. Now, he the elementary student is on a waiting list.

The previous pastor, Charles Aguon II is out on bond, currently under GPS surveillance.

Aguon’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 2, at 8:30 a.m.