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2019 Bond

Charter School Bond Sector: 2019 Year in Review

April 15, 2021

In 2019, the charter school tax-exempt bond sector registered another record volume year with issuance exceeding $3.7 billion—up from almost $3 billion in 2018 and representing a robust 25% increase. This record volume was the seventh annual record out of the last eight years.

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School Buildings of the Future: Lessons from the Pandemic

January 25, 2021

In 2020, schools dramatically adjusted their operations in response to the pandemic.  While most schools shifted from the traditional in-school learning model to 100% remote instruction, some developed new, innovative ways to safely provide a blended model of remote, technology-based instruction

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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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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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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.