View the March 5 webinar on negotiating facility leases for charter schools, presented by Lisa Holtzmuller of Barton Gilman law firm.
What federal agency has funded more charter schools facilities than any other agency? The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides key financing to develop essential community facilities in rural communities.
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.