In State Policy Analysis: State Support for School Facilities and Charter Schools, the Facility Center analyzes state funding for all public school facilities and identifies opportunities for charter schools to participate in this broader funding.
State appropriated funding for all public school facilities is a significant source of capital. In 2019, over $2 billion was spent on public school facilities by state legislature, in addition to all the funds spent by local school districts. Charter schools received only $68 million of that amount in states such as Colorado, Delaware, Florida and Minnesota.
There are opportunities for charter schools to share equitably in this source of funding.