Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Everything Must Go. Nampa Classical Academy Liquidates

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 8:01 AM

A Canyon County auction site is advertising what it calls the "complete liquidation of Nampa Classical Academy Charter School."

Friday, Dec. 3, everything from computers to a full phone system to a laundry list of musical instruments will be on the auction block.

In September 2009, NCA opened its doors to 500 students, instantly becoming one of the largest charter schools in Idaho. But in a matter of months, controversy erupted when school administrators proposed to introduce the Bible and religious texts into the classroom. Then the state charter commission questioned the credentials of some of the school's top administrators. Ultimately it was the charter school's financial instability that proved its undoing. An appeal to the State Board of Education failed on a 4-3 vote.

A spokesman for Downs Auction in Nampa said there are so many items to liquidate that two auction rings will be run concurrently on Friday. You can see a list of the auction items here.

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