Hill Briefing: Charter Facility Needs 2/26/18

Federal Policy

February 22, 2018

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  • Did you know that public charter schools serve more than 3 million students nationwide, but recent survey data showed that parents of as many as 5.5 million students would enroll them in a charter school if location and capacity were not an issue?
  • Did you know that the inability to finance the acquisition, renovation and expansion of school space is one of the top impediments to the ability to meet parent demand?
  • Did you know that public charter schools do not have access to the same facilities financing mechanisms as do district schools?
  • Did you know that, unlike district schools, public charter schools must pay for school facilities’ costs out of their operating budgets?

Learn more at this Capitol Hill briefing on Monday, February 26th:

The Growing Demand: How Do We Meet Charter Schools’ Facility Needs

When: Monday, February 26 at 2:00 PM

Where: 122 Cannon House Office Building

Come and join the discussion with charter school leaders and school facility experts as they address the greatest obstacle to continued charter school growth. Learn about potential solutions in federal tax policies, investment incentives to states, and a potential federal infrastructure proposal.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Ron Rice at ron@publiccharters.org.