LIVE: Thackston-York City School District court trial

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Helen Thackston Charter School principal Melissa Achuff takes a selfie with Carlyse Taylor, left, and Morgan Crosby during the Helen Thackston Charter School commencement at Hannah Penn K-8 Friday, June 1, 2018. Bill Kalina photo

The nonjury trial between Helen Thackston Charter School and the York City School District begins 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, in the York County Judicial Center.

The legal dispute will decide whether Thackston will remain open through the 2018-19 school year or if it must close by the end of June.

An agreement signed by the school's and district's boards stated that the York City charter school must close at the end of the 2017-18 school year if it didn't turn in three years worth of overdue audits by the end of January.

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Thackston officials turned in those reports on time, but each came with a disclaimer, as its auditing firm noted missing documents prevented it from rendering an opinion on the financial situation of the charter school.

The school district is arguing the disclaimers violate the agreement, while Thackston is arguing that the agreement didn't specify that the reports must come without disclaimers.