Connecticut State Board of Education Allocates New Seats to Charter Schools Across the State

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The State Board of Education today voted to allocate 1,062 additional seats to public charter schools across the state.

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Contact: Michael Shulansky, 860-922-4595mshulansky@necharters.org

CONNECTICUT STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ALLOCATES NEW SEATS TO CHARTER SCHOOLS ACOSS THE STATE

Hartford, CT – The State Board of Education today voted to allocate 1,062 additional seats to public charter schools across the state. The vote determines enrollments for Connecticut’s 24 charter schools and the more than 9,300 students who attend them.

Jeremiah Grace, Connecticut State Director for the Northeast Charter Schools Network, said: 

“This a monumental victory for over a thousand Connecticut children who now have the opportunity to attend the school of their choice. Now more students will have access to an education that provides them with a path toward college and a successful career.

“Thanks to these additional seats, children will be able to come off waiting lists, and families in Bridgeport and Stamford will have new, high-quality charter schools for students in their communities.

“Still, it’s critical that state leaders recognize the growing demand for educational options in our state. We need to listen to parents across Connecticut and continue to expand access to schools of choice.”

Along with the the two new schools, 16 of the 22 existing Connecticut’s public charter schools have additional seats in the 2015-2016 school year. According to the State Department of Education, at least 83% of public charter schools outperform their host districts.

For a complete list of approved enrollment numbers, visit: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/board/boardmaterials080415/approval_of_charter_school_enrollments.pdf

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

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