Year: 2011

Anchorage Charter Schools are Stymied by Lack of Facilities and Financing

Charter schools in the Anchorage School District have a difficult time starting up and continuing operating due to serious constraints on locating and financing facilities. These charter schools are on their own when locating adequate physical facilities for their students. Unlike Massachusetts, where charter schools receive $893 per student for facilities, charter schools receive little help in funding. The District even charges fair market rent to charters for using District facilities. Time to have another bake sale.