Proponents of Shuttered School Want to Go Before Supreme Court


A full school year has come and gone since the Nampa Classical Academy had its charter yanked due to financial insecurity. But representatives of the now-defunct school said they still want to fight for their right to use the Bible as a teaching tool in a classroom (if they ever reopen). Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a dismissal of a suit filed by the school against the state of Idaho over the use of the Bible.

But a senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund told the Idaho Press Tribune that his group is prepared to take their case to the Supreme Court. David Cortman said the Ninth Circuit "ignored the right of local school districts to choose their own texts and curriculum." Ultimately Cortman said he's prepared to file a petition to submit the case for review by the high court.