Idaho's Public Charter School Commission has yanked the charter of the Nampa Classical Academy, after only one year of operating. The academy spent the better part of its freshman year debating the use of religious texts, bot it was the school's dire financial straits that led to their doom. This morning, the state commission voted unanimously to revoke NCA's charter for "failure to demonstrate fiscal soundness." An independent report to the commission says NCA finished its school year with a deficit of $140,000 and is expected to have another deficit of $140,000 in its next fiscal year.
75 teachers and parents filled a conference room at the JR Williams State Office Building in Boise this (Thursday) morning to hear NCA Board Chairman Terry McMasters ask the state commission for "grace and mercy."