Taxpayers own public school buildings and they should be available to all public school students, but that’s not the reality. Access to school buildings is one of the biggest obstacles to expanding charter school options. Charter schools rarely have access to taxpayer-funded facilities, even if those facilities are vacant. We should not be spending taxpayer funds on new schools when there are already vacant school buildings.
This report looks at the design and operations of a Washington, D.C.-based charter school facility incubator.
Join us for the first convening of the Charter School Facility Center at NCSC19.
This issue brief looks at the 28 states that have enacted policies that try to provide charter schools with better access to district facilities