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Charter Schools Facility Center

Synthesis of Facility Research

October 16, 2020
National Charter School Resource Center

The National Charter School Resource Center published A Synthesis of Research on Charter School Facilities, a new, in-depth report on charter school facilities that examines the current state of charter school access to facilities, including facility acquisition and owne

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Facility Financing Sources

October 16, 2020
The Council of Development Finance Agencies

The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) prepared this report to demonstrate how charter schools can access development finance tools and programs for the acquisition and renovation of school facilities.

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Refinancing Guide

Charter School Facility Refinancing Guide and Toolkit

September 23, 2020

Financing a charter school facility is challenging enough. Refinancing a charter school facility is often a larger project and has more consequences because long term debt can last for 30 years or more. The stakes can be significant when locking into long term financing.

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Moral Obligation- A State Credit Enhancement Program

September 15, 2020

Since the early 1970s, moral obligation bonds have been used to finance housing, higher education facilities, hospitals, corrections facilities, and more. Some states are now using this tool to help charter schools save on borrowing costs.  

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Charter School Facility Center Advisory Board

Tips for Rating Agency Interviews

August 20, 2020
Liz Sweeney

Former credit rating analyst Liz Sweeney outlines recommendations for charter schools to maximize interactions with rating agencies. 

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Charter School Facility Center Advisory Board

Newsletters

July 31, 2020

The Charter School Facility Center’s newsletter provides news, policy developments, and best practices related to facilities, real estate, and design (FRED).