Friday, July 2, 2010

Time to Close the Books on Nampa Classical?

Posted By on Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 10:04 AM

The wheels are falling off of what is left of the Nampa Classical Academy.

One week after the state revoked the school's charter, the administration is begging forgiveness from their own educators. Many of the teachers were paid four days late this week, and the school’s treasurer, Matt Schneiderman, apologized in an e-mail, saying he was surprised by the development.

Some Nampa Classical teachers receive their salaries over the course of 12 months, which means they expect to be paid through the summer. But the recent revocation of the charter also means revocation of any state funding beyond June 30.

In another piece of bad news for NCA, a potential $150,000 loan to the school has fallen apart.

Schneiderman says investors balked when the school’s charter was revoked.

In what may be the final chapter, NCA has appealed to the State Board of Education, which is expected to rule on the fate of the school at its August meeting.

When Nampa Classical Academy opened its doors last fall, it quickly became the second largest public charter school in Idaho with over 500 students.

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