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Gloucester school will close early

GLOUCESTER — The Gloucester Community Arts Charter School’s brief and turbulent existence will come to a halt next Friday afternoon when the school will officially close.

Citing a weak financial ­ledger and an inability to pay its staff and already set to close in June after making a deal with the state last month to avoid having its charter revoked, the school’s board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to shut down early.

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