PSBA Releases White Paper on Charter/Cyber Charter Costs

At the 2010 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, attendees were provided with the most recent analysis of the costs for charter and cyber charter schools.  The report includes five significant recommendations aimed at producing an equitable financial relationship between districts and charter schools.  Because of the inequities in what charter schools are paid (per student) versus what they have to pay for, and because they often utilize district services to provide a full program, charters on the whole are receiving more funding than needed and thus they are generating increasing fund balances that should be returned to districts, reducing tax increases.  (Get it?)  This isn’t anti-charter, it’s just fair.
PSBA Charter White Paper