Source: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

One of the biggest challenges to the continued expansion of charter schools is the fact that many charter school laws place the ultimate burden of obtaining and paying for facilities on charter schools themselves. This document provides a snapshot of the 31 jurisdictions that have enacted at least one of the following charter school facilities funding policies:

  • Providing a per-pupil facilities allowance to charter schools (18 states)
  • Creating a charter school facility grant program (15 states)
  • Ensuring that charter schools have equal access to all existing state facilities programs and revenues for district-run public schools in a stateĀ  (11 states)
  • Providing a charter school facility loan program (14 states)

Providing charter schools with access to local property tax dollars generated for facilities (5 states)