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How To Get Charter Schools Funding

Charter Schools are in a way a special kind of public schools – the main difference is that they are run by independent identities. Hence, they have a degree of autonomy as compared to regular public schools. This structure makes and the charter school be more accountable with how it runs, the programs it offers, the quality of education it offers, and its output. Like public schools, charter schools also receive funding from the state on a per student basis and therefore do not charge tuition fees. This means that every student receives funding, and that more students mean more funding.

If charter schools already receive funding from the state, why is there a need to get funding? Even with state funding, it does not mean that funding is always adequate and sufficient. More often than not, charter schools are given a small (if at all) start up fund. This means that the charter school administration find means and ways to build the school – by converting old buildings into school buildings and classrooms, warehouses into gyms, etc. Charter schools often build the school as they get along, fortifying the brick and mortar establishment as they find more funds to spend on these. Sometimes too, charter schools want to give more or have activities and programs that need funding more than what the state provides.

If you are looking into getting funding for charter schools, this guideline can be useful:



You can also engage the school and your community in an effort to make the charter school the best it could be. This way even the students and the community will be invested in the charter school. You can have a project to build a gym or a library and the community is welcome to help make it a reality. After all, it is the community that really makes up the school, and this is for them too.

Source: http://www.howtodothings.com/how-to-get-charter-schools-funding

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