Judge tosses charter school case against state

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 1:25 PM

BOISE -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state by a Nampa charter school over the school's plans to use religious texts in the classroom.

The Idaho Press Tribune reports that U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge dismissed the case Monday filed by the Nampa Classical Academy.

The school sued the state and the Idaho Public Charter School Commission in September after the commission barred the school from using the Bible as an instructional text.

In his ruling, the judge said the commission did not violate the school's rights, but acted appropriately under the demands set forth in the U.S. Constitution.

Charter school founder Mike Moffett says no decision has yet been made whether to appeal the ruling.

The academy opened last year and enrolled more than 500 students.

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