Yet Another Act in the Continuing Drama of the Nampa Classical Academy


The fate of the Nampa Classical Academy is…still undecided.

It’s been only a year since the charter school opened to hundreds of students. But in short time, the school ran afoul of the state public charter school commission. First, the school had planned to use the Bible and other religious texts in the classroom. That sparked suits and countersuits. Then, the commission questioned credentials of some of the school’s administration. Ultimately, the commission cited fiscal unsoundness and voted to revoke NCA’s charter.

On Wednesday, Nampa Classical officials appealed to the Idaho State Board of Education in a marathon hearing. The board decided to postpone its final vote until the very end of business late Thursday.

A packed hearing room waited all day for the board to get to the most controversial item on its agenda. And then, late Thursday, the board voted unanimously to recess its vote until Tuesday, Aug. 17.