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Charter-rrhea Continues Statewide

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Charter schools are becoming so popular in Idaho, their overseeing government agency can't approve new charters fast enough to meet demand. Case in point: The Idaho Charter School Commission approved three new public charter schools on April 14, but only one will be allowed to open this fall, thanks to a state law limiting the number of new charter schools to six per year. Commissioners approved INSPIRE statewide virtual school, the American history-centered Taylor's Crossing School in Idaho Falls and one Harbor Method school, the Academy at Roosevelt in Pocatello. The schools were the sixth, seventh and eighth new charters approved this year. The first of the new schools to receive notification of the Commission's decision and return it with a copy of their petition will secure the final spot for the 2005-2006 school year. The others will open in the 2006-2007 school year.