ERIC Number: ED460588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Paying for the Charter Schoolhouse: Policy Options for Charter School Facilities Financing.
Locating and financing educational facilities is a significant challenge facing many charter schools. This report outlines five options state policymakers can pursue to enable charter schools to gain access to suitable, high-quality facilities. The five options addressed are: creating new revenue streams for facilities cost; giving charter schools access to low-cost financing; creating or stimulating finance pools for charter schools; providing incentives for organizations to supply facilities; and considering other ways to improve the facilities climate. Examples of existing efforts are provided for each of these options. The report also highlights some actions groups other than state policymakers, i.e., Congress, local officials, and charter friends groups, that can help ease the charter facilities challenges. Appendices provide a breakdown of how some states handle per-pupil facilities funding for charter schools, and a list of resources on charter school facilities financing. (GR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; North Central Regional Educational Lab., Naperville, IL.
Authoring Institution: Charter Friends National Network, St. Paul, MN.