by Amy Anderson, Anne Geggie, Charity Sack, David Nolan, Donna Creedon, Hunter Moss, Robert Ramirez, National Cooperative Bank Development Corporation, October 2008
Of all the challenges facing charter schools, perhaps none is more daunting than finding a suitable home. In many parts of the country, affordable space is hard to come by and regulations difficult to follow. This manual was created to help charter school operators navigate the development of a charter school facilities project. The technical guide offers step-by-step assistance in planning, evaluating, and implementing virtually every aspect of a facilities project. Chapters are organized according to each stage of the development process, from early project concept and feasibility, to final construction, closeout, and occupancy.