Too close for comfort.
A pre-school recently opened up just feet from a halfway house in Nampa.
Concerned parents banded together after the school opened.
"Why would I put my child in a place where there's even the slightest risk that she could be harmed or see something that she shouldn't see," said parent Heather Fluetsch.
Those parents have won a small but significant battle.
First it moved in, now the preschool is moving out.
The Head Start program in Nampa has begun the search for a new home after parents questioned the school's decision to be next to a halfway house with recovering ex-cons.
The front door of Head Start is less than 100-feet away from the halfway house.
It's what parents saw when they dropped their kids off for the first time last week and had them demanding for an immediate change.
Head Start parents were furious to learn their kids would be next to ex-cons, recovering drug abusers and alcoholics, and even a sex offender.
The school and the Port of Hope treatment center are next to each other.
"We just didn't know why they thought it would be OK," said Fluetsch.
Last week, Head Start Director Rob Christensen defended the location.
"We feel from this door in, from this area, and when the children are in our control, in our facility, with our staff, they are protected," he said.
Just a few days after parents like Heather Fluetsch complained, Christensen announced he would look for a new home in Nampa.
"As a parent that I have a say, and you have a voice, and I appreciate them listening to that," said Fluetsch.
Until Head Start finds a new spot, kids will continue going to school next to the halfway house.
Christensen declined an interview, but sent a statement saying an employee will monitor the front entrance when kids are in the building.
"It doesn't feel like enough you know but they're doing what they can at this point," said Fluetsch.
Fluetsch is just happy the school has changed course.
She says as soon a new building is found, she and other parents will be at peace knowing their kids are elsewhere.
"Mostly they're just trying to quickly extricate themselves from this situation, find a new building and they've learned from this experience," said Fluetsch.
Head Start's director says he wants to stay in Nampa, but needs the public's help to find a new spot.
The building must have a play area, a kitchen, a turnaround for busses, and of course, be in an appropriate neighborhood. They don't want to be in this situation again.
Seventy-six children attend the Nampa Head Start pre-school.