An El Paso County judge ruled that the charter of Leadership Preparatory was not revoked for racial reasons. The African-American founders of Leadership Prep brought a suit against the Widefield School District, saying that the charter was revoked for racial reasons.
Patrick Mooney, attorney for the school district, pointed out that the original charter was granted to an all-Black board and the charter was renewed once with the same board. It wasn't until problems developed that the charter was revoked.
After Leadership Prep closed the school operated as a district-operated school for one year. It is now the James Madison Charter School and operates in the same location in the south end of Colorado Springs.