1) it refines the state’s charter school definition to better distinguish charter schools from charter systems, College and Career Academies and other school choice models in the state;
2) it prevents local districts from prohibiting students from transferring to charter schools during the school year;
3) it closes a loophole in the funding calculation for local charter schools by basing funding on collected (versus budgeted) local revenue.
GCSA is also working with a broad coalition of stakeholders on a bill to provide more equitable funding to virtual charter schools.
Lastly, GCSA is also working with House and Senate leadership to increase the charter facility grant appropriation in the FY23 budget. GCSA’s goal is to ensure every charter school receives $100,000 in facility grant funding on an annual basis.