Treasure Valley Classical Academy announced Tuesday that the first day of school will be moved to Aug. 23.

The K-6 charter school in Fruitland was scheduled to open Aug. 15. A release from the school attributed the delay to unfinished renovations in the Fruitland Olde School, where TVCA is housed.

“The school building is in the final stages of development and renovation, and a few extra days will help us put the finishing touches on the building,” TVCA Principal Stephen Lambert said in the release. “When school begins the building will be safe, welcoming, and ready for students.”

An open house for parents and students is set for Aug. 22 at the valley’s newest school.

“Our entire staff and school board remain committed to bringing classical education to the Fruitland community,” Lambert said. “We can’t wait to see our new students and families when we open our doors Aug. 22.”

The TVCA is expected to have a full enrollment of 324 — 54 students per grade for kindergarten through fourth grade, 27 students each in fifth and sixth grades. The allotment was set by the Idaho Public Charter School Commission.

The lottery system for the 2019-20 enrollment took place in April, and Lambert said the school had received applications from 532 students.

The TVCA will expand by one grade per year through high school. At full enrollment, Lambert estimated TVCA would have 702 students.

At the end of last school year, Fruitland School District had 1,759 students, Payette School District had about 1,530 students, and New Plymouth School District had about 1,000 students.

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