Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Groff Says Charter Schools Make Do With Less

Peter Groff, President of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, told attendees of the Louisiana Charter School Association that charter schools operate with about $2,200 per student less than traditional public schools. He said this disparity, "Should not be tolerated."

In Colorado, about 30% of the per pupil funding used by charter schools goes to facility costs. Traditional public schools have access to bond revenues to fund their capital needs. Moreover, while some school districts share proceeds from mill levy overrides, districts are not required to do so by law.

Formerly Peter Groff served as President of the Colorado Senate and was the 2004 co-sponsor of the Charter School Institute Act.

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