Finding Space: Charters in District Facilities

March 03, 2015
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Accessing affordable facilities has long been identified as one of the most significant challenges facing charter schools. In response to this challenge, an array of policy and market-based approaches has emerged over the years. Examples of these approaches include: public and private credit enhancement, tax-exempt bond financing, community development lending, commercial facilities development, state per pupil facilities aid, constitutional mandates for fair treatment, state facilities grant programs, federal tax credits, co-location with other public schools, and charter schools accessing vacant district facilities. This paper explores the data and experiences involved in one of those categories – charter school utilization of district-owned facilities.

Link: https://www.charterschoolcenter.org/resource/finding-space-charters-district-facilities


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