By day, the Balere Language Academy is an A-rated charter school, home to children in kindergarten through middle school.
But when the kids are tucked into bed, Balere apparently becomes a playground of a different kind.
Party fliers, printed and on the Web, indicate that the campus at 10875 Quail Roost Dr. has been hosting raunchy, booze-soaked bashes into the wee hours. One flier for an upcoming party features a voluptuous, scantily clad woman posing with champagne bottles. Another shows a woman in a string bikini bending over suggestively and a man with flashy jewelry sitting on a stack of currency in front of a gold sports car.
Asked if the school was hosting any parties, founder and principal Rocka Malik responded: “Not that I’m aware of.”
School attorney Marlon Hill said Balere is investigating.
“The school takes this type of allegation very seriously and with the highest priority,” he said, adding that it sublets the space to two churches on the weekends.
Parents at the school were the first to sound the alarm this week.
The school district received complaints from parents who wondered why there were empty beer bottles at their child’s school. They also complained about a lingering smell of smoke — and those provocative party promotions advertising Push it to Da Limit Pt-1: The Flossin Edition this coming Saturday.
On Thursday, the district sent the Language Academy a sternly worded letter reminding operators that the property is zoned to be a school and not a nightclub.
The complaint specifically called attention to the fliers.
“All advertisements include the promotion of alcoholic beverages in addition to inappropriate images for school-age children,” Deputy Superintendent Freddie Woodson wrote.
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