One Idaho Charter School Gone, Another Restructures Rent Agreement


In the same week that one Idaho charter school—Garden City's DaVinci Charter School—closed its doors, another charter—Xavier Charter School in Twin Falls—said it had a new plan to keep its doors open.

On Friday, DaVinci officials said goodbye to 130 students and 18 full- and part-time staff after financial struggles forced them to close the school, which opened in 2006.

Meanwhile, this morning's Twin Falls Times-News reports that Xavier officials have reached an agreement on rental fees with the landlord of the school's Magic Valley facility. Xavier officials said they will pay the landlord $480,000 per year during the next three years—down from the original price of $809,000. Xavier officials said they ultimately hope to purchase the property where their school currently sits.

The financial restructuring was presented Friday before a meeting of the Idaho Public Charter School Commission in Boise.