Helping Charter Schools Tap Categorical Funding for Specialized Services

 
by Nichole H. Stewart and Cheryl D. Hayes, National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance, October 2009

This guide provides charter school operators and leaders with legislative provisions governing the funding and delivery of transportation services, programs for �at-risk� and ELL students, and supplemental and alternative learning opportunities.
 
 
 

Tapping Federal Programs to Fund Tutoring Programs: MATCH Charter Public High School, Boston, Massachusetts

 
National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance

Many charter schools serving high-risk students may create supplemental programs that provide students with additional assistance in core subject areas. Creating and operating these types of programs, however, requires extra resources. This profile highlights MATCH Charter Public High School's strategy of tapping two widely available federal programs-AmeriCorps and work-study programs-to find personnel and funding for its tutoring programs that provide intensive academic support for students in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
 
 

Centralizing Charter School Facilities Financing: Utah State Charter School Finance Authority

 
National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance

Charter school leaders often struggle to overcome the administrative and financial burdens associated with acquiring and constructing facilities. This profile outlines the cost-effective and efficient methods to finance charter school facilities developed by the Utah State Charter School Finance Authority.
 
 
 

Funding Facilities for Early Stage Schools: The Building Hope Charter School Incubator Initiative

 
National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance

Securing adequate facilities is one of the greatest logistical and financial challenges faced by charter school leaders. This brief describes the Charter School Incubator Initiative (CSII), which is run by Building Hope, an intermediary organization that renovates and leases facilities at below-market rates to start-up charter schools.
 
 
 

Using Municipal Bonds to Finance Charter School Facilities: Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 
National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance

Charter school leaders often struggle to find and manage financing for the construction of school facilities. This brief highlights the success of the Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School in partnering with Mosaica Education, Inc., The Palmer Foundation, and the City of Philadelphia to use innovative financial management strategies to fund the construction of a new charter school facility.
 
 
 


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