charter schools

Survey: Idaho charter parents, teachers happy with pandemic response

The FDR Group said Idaho charter schools’ response to the pandemic earned them a “reservoir of trust” with parents and teachers.

Charter executive disciplined for paying hundreds of thousands to companies her family owns

Laura Sandidge, Head of School for Another Choice Virtual Charter, was issued a letter of reprimand by the Professional Standards Commission.

Legislative roundup, 3.4.21: House passes rural teacher hiring bill

The House also moved quickly Thursday to pass a bill to streamline school reporting requirements.

For some charters, enrollment decreases pose an immediate budget challenge

By and large, charter school enrollment has grown during the pandemic. But some charter schools saw a sharp decrease in enrollment — and a hit on their budgets.

Legislative roundup, 2.17.21: Clow pushes for money for virtual charters

The Idaho Virtual Academy and Inspire Connections charters have accommodated thousands of new students during the coronavirus pandemic. Without at least $6 million, these schools will have to cut staff and cap enrollment, House Education Committee Chairman Lance Clow said.

“You’re going to send parents scrambling again,” he said.

Legislative roundup, 2.2.21: Senate puts virtual charter funding bill on hold

The hurry-up proposal is designed to provide $7.6 million to two virtual charter schools that have grown rapidly during the pandemic. It sailed through the House last week.

Charter schools added thousands while statewide enrollment dropped

Mostly virtual and new charters netted 5,118 kids during the disruptive pandemic.

K-12 enrollment is down by nearly 3,200 students

Despite the state’s first enrollment decline in decades, several virtual schools tallied unprecedented growth.

Former Boise school for parenting teens gets approved as a charter

Cardinal Academy plans to offer childcare, parenting classes and other supports for teenage mothers and fathers.

New charter commission director stresses communication amid controversy

“There’s very little that can’t be resolved if we are talking and listening to each other,” said Jenn Thompson, who started her new job last week.