The SUNY Charter School Institute recommended Tuesday that New Hope Academy Charter School close at the end of this school year, citing the school’s academic struggles, high staff turnover, and a board unable to contain the school’s troubles. The closure — which must still be approved by SUNY trustees — would be a rarity for the city’s charter-school sector.

New Hope Academy, which serves about 380 elementary school students in East Flatbush, was founded in 2010 by Bishop Orlando Findlayter of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Brooklyn. (Findlayter made headlines last year after the mayor called a police official to ask about Findlayter’s arrest after he was stopped for driving with a suspended license.)