East Idaho Students without School After Closure
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The closure of a charter school in eastern Idaho at the start of this academic year has left nearly 100 students scrambling to find other options.
Odyssey Charter School officials in Idaho Falls closed the school for good in September after deciding not to appeal a decision by the state's Public Charter School Commission to revoke its charter. The commission revoked the charter after deciding the school lacked the ability to reach its accreditation standards.
The Post Register reports that for at least 30 high school students who attended in the 2013-14 school year, transferring credits has been a challenge since few schools accept credits from a non-accredited institution. One mother said she's looking into homeschooling or other options, but says her daughter doesn't have a school to attend at the moment.