The state’s charter school association today made the following statement in response to the New York City Independent Budget Office’s study on the funding of charter school students versus district school students.
CHARTER ASSOCIATION ON IBO REPORT: GAP WIDENS IN FUNDING BETWEEN CHARTER STUDENTS AND DISTRICT STUDENTS
Albany, NY – The state’s charter school association today made the following statement in response to the New York City Independent Budget Office’s study on the funding of charter school students versus district school students.
Northeast Charter Schools Network CEO Kyle Rosenkrans said, “The IBO report confirms what charter schools have been saying for years: funding for our students is broken, inequitable, and unconstitutional--and the problem is getting worse with time. Children and families are paying the price for exercising their right to opt-in to charters."
"We have some questions about the IBO's methodology, but nonetheless, we've been saying this for years - there is a gap and it is growing. This report does rightly point out that whether or not this problem is fixed depends in large part on whether Albany will return to the charter school funding formula, which has been either completely frozen or minimally adjusted every year since 2010. We also urge lawmakers to provide facilities aid to all charter schools throughout the entire state. We urge the Governor and legislature to take note of this and find a solution in 2016.”
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is a regional 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 in the region.
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