Establishing a Consortium to Maximize Funding for Special Education Programs: The Shasta County Charter School Special Education Consortium, Shasta County, California

National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance: Promising Practice Profile

This profile highlights a group of independent, �Mom and Pop,� charter school operators in Shasta County, California that formed a consortium to maximize available funding and resources for special education programs. By pooling their special education dollars and jointly managing their programs, these schools were able to decrease costs while vastly improving their capacity to offer quality special education services to eligible students

Leveraging Community Partnerships to Support Charter School Operations: Metropolitan Ministries Academy, Tampa, Florida

National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance

Charter school leaders often face the challenge of securing adequate funding to cover their operating expenses. This promising practice profile highlights how the Metropolitan Ministries Academy successfully leveraged strong relationships with philanthropic donors and community and corporate partners to meet budget gaps and provide comprehensive services to the school's residentially displaced students and families.

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