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.
The third edition of Borrowing with Tax-Exempt Bonds provides public charter schools with information about tax-exempt financing, including information about who and what types of projects qualify for tax-exempt financing and how to decide if tax-exempt financing might be right for your school.
This paper examines what can be done at the federal level to provide additional resources to charter schools to access school buildings, and to create incentives for states to address inequities in the allocation and funding of buildings.