Akron Digital Academy quietly closes as other online charter schools face hefty state fees. Reported by Theresa Cottom. Earlier this month, Akron Digital Academy quietly went out of business after repayments to the state became too much of a burden on the virtual charter school’s budget. The school’s monthly payments on the 2.8 million dollars the state said it owed for not properly tracking its enrollment created a negative financial outlook through the next school year, said the school’s executive director, Linda Daugherty. Akron Digital Academy’s closure comes as the Ohio Department of Education makes new efforts to hold e-schools accountable.