ADVISORY: ROCHESTER CHARTER SCHOOLS TO HOLD A DAY OF ACTION & VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE TUESDAY; FAMILIES AND EDUCATORS TO CALL FOR FAIR FUNDING

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With budget season underway in Albany, Rochester charter schools are coming together on Tuesday, February 23 to speak with one voice to ask lawmakers to end the inequity that plagues their schools and their children.

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, (518) 573-0516, jmokhiber@necharters.org 

ROCHESTER CHARTER SCHOOLS TO HOLD A DAY OF ACTION & VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE; FAMILIES, STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS TO CALL ON LAWMAKERS FOR FAIR FUNDING THIS YEAR

This is the year to end the inequity that leaves Rochester charter kids with only 68 cents on the dollar compared to other public school children 

Albany, NY – With budget season underway in Albany, Rochester charter schools are coming together on Tuesday, February 23 to speak with one voice to ask lawmakers to end the inequity that plagues their schools and their children.

They are calling for fair funding and an end to the inequality that leaves Rochester charter school children with only 68 cents on the dollar compared to other public school children in the city. The primary reason for this inequity is that Rochester charter schools are denied state facilities funding for their school buildings. A 2014 law gave some NYC charter schools access to this aid but left out all of the schools outside of NYC and approximately one quarter of the charters in NYC.

Parents, students and educators will be calling for an end to this inequality and will be joined by community supporters. This will also be a day of action where people will have the chance to register to vote and call state legislators. 

WHO: Rochester charter students, families, teachers, and supporters, as well as the Northeast Charter Schools Network 

WHAT: Charter school day of action and voter registration event/call for funding equity 

WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 11am

WHERE: Rochester Academy Charter School, 841 Genesee St, Rochester, NY 14611

For questions, contact Jessica Mokhiber, jmokhiber@necharters.org 

About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is the membership and advocacy organization for the more than 250 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools.

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