The Charter School Facility Center’s newsletter provides news, policy developments, and best practices related to facilities, real estate, and design (FRED).
Historically, the government provided all the funding for public schools. There might have been some small charitable gifts, but this was largely the government's responsibility. Even for capital construction of school buildings, the municipal bond market works very efficiently.
Are you looking to make a difference? Millions of children are seeking a better education and they need new schools and new school facilities.
Land trusts are popular in the affordable housing sector, but are less widely used for charter schools. Using community land trusts, or similar ownership structures, to reduce costs for charter school operators and preserve property for educational uses, is worthy of attention.
Just like traditional public school communities, charter schools, their employees, and their families need access to a myriad of financial services—including student loans and college-planning education.
Charter School Facility Incubators: A Case Study of Washington, D.C.’s Innovative Approach to Charter School Facilities
As the public charter school sector continues to mature, more schools than ever are accessing the bond market to finance their next school building.