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EDISON (WALB) - A South Georgia charter school will keep its doors open next school year but on a much tighter budget.

The State Board of Education approved Pataula Charter Academy in Edison as a special state charter school.

That means it can now get state and federal grants, But that funding may not equal the local funding that was cut off by a recent State Supreme Court ruling.

School leaders say students won't be affected but the school will rely heavily on fundraiser's.

"This is a great step in the right direction of righting the wrong the supreme court created with their decision. It will decrease our revenue by about 40-45%. it will mean some budget cuts and will mean more grant writing and fundraising," said Kylie Holley, Pataula Charter Principal.

Pataula serves 5 counties.

300 students are enrolled for the upcoming school year.