The board chair acknowledged they may have violated Idaho’s open meeting law.
The decision represents the latest in a lingering facilities feud between the public charter school and a local planning and zoning commission.
Jonathan Braack, who last year took a break from education, has a one-year contract.
The permit gives the school 30 days to apply for a regular conditional use permit that would allow it to continue operating in its current facility.
The district will ask taxpayers this month to fund the construction of an elementary school and additional science classrooms at its two high schools.
The embattled charter school said it is “under no legal obligation” to obtain a conditional use permit. The city responded by digging in.
The school’s attorney is pushing back, and setting the stage for what appears to be a looming legal battle.
The investigation marks the latest chapter in the ongoing saga involving finances at Fred Ball’s former schools, Bingham Academy and Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center.
The measure includes funding for an $18.7 million elementary school and just under $24 million in upgrades to high schools. Opposition calls the plans extravagant and outrageous.
Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center will likely have facilities for its students next school year. Bingham Academy might not.
The district’s maintenance and operations director says the plan to build a new elementary school and fund other structural upgrades will likely cost millions of dollars more than previously anticipated.
Eric Lords could be stripped of his Idaho administrator’s license after admitting that he used school credit and debit cards to buy a range of personal items.
West Jefferson’s school board voted to move forward toward a $3 million baseball complex behind the guidance of a convicted felon with a history of investment scams.
A forensic audit details unexplained payments to charter director Fred Ball and his son’s band.
The Blackfoot Planning and Zoning Commission’s reluctance to grant conditional use permits has ignited uncertainty over where hundreds of K-12 students will go to school next year.
Nearly 100 patrons met at Skyline High School to provide input on a 10-year master plan to update the district’s aging infrastructure.