If your state Charter School Organization (CSO) is currently participating in, or considering participating in the Charter School Facility Initiative, below is helpful information to assist you in getting the best participation from your state's charter schools.
Why Every School Needs to Participate
Because your state's charter support organization has received feedback from charter schools showing that facilities challenges are a high priority and concern for charter schools, and this is your chance to act.
- This is the first survey of its kind in your state
- To identify breath and magnitude of facility needs
- To determine financial needs and gaps
- To inform the public policy and legislative processes
- To provide leverage for a permanent capital funding stream
- To gather evidence for litigation if necessary
- This is an investment in improving charter school access to quality facilities
The Charter School Facilities Initiative is comprised of national partners, including the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the Colorado League of Charter Schools and the National Charter School Resource Center with funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
Being selected to participate in the Charter School Facilities Initiative is an accomplishment and an honor.
To date, 18 states have participated in this project: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
The data obtained during this project will be used to advance the CSOs advocacy and policy goals around charter school facilities equity.