Sunday, January 12, 2014

Online Caldwell School Ordered to Shut Down, Goes 'Underground'

Posted By on Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM

After receiving a "cease and desist" order from state officials, a Caldwell-based online school has "gone underground," according to this morning's Idaho Press Tribune.

The State Board of Education took legal action against Canyon College in 2013, ordering the online college to use its $15,000 bond to reimburse tuition for bogus courses. According to the Press-Tribune, a number of students learned that their "degrees" weren't worth the paper they were printed on, while other students couldn't even obtain transcripts of courses that they had paid more than $2,400 for.

Meanwhile, state officials are still trying to contact someone with Canyon College to order them to take down the website.

"The school has essentially gone underground," Harvey Lyter, Idaho State Board of Education coordinator for private and proprietary schools told the Press-Tribune. "Any student that has a complaint against any school always has the right to seek redress in the district courts against the school or its principals."

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